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Table 8 Disposition and outcomes of toxic exposures

From: Demographics of toxic exposures presenting to three public hospital emergency departments in Singapore 2001–2003

  Accidental Non-accidental Total
Disposition
 Admitted 775 2,553 3,328 (36.1%)
 Died 4 3 7
 Discharged
  With follow-up 1,461 339 1,800
  No follow-up 1,285 2,347 3,632 (39.3%)
  Discharged against doctors advice 52 209 261
 Referred to other hospitals (including psychiatric hospital) 58 98 156
Total 3,635 5,549 9,184
Missing data: 28    
Outcome for admitted patients
 Type of ward
  General ward 724 2,447 3,171
  High dependancy/ICU 51 106 157 (4.7%)
 Length of stay (LOC)
  LOS <24 h 364 511 875
  LOS >24 h 411 2,042 2,453 (73.7%)