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Table 1 Patient and system characteristics for 500 high acuity patients presenting with chest pain or shortness of breath

From: Evaluating the effect of emergency department crowding on triage destination

Patient characteristics n (%)
Male 269 (53.8)
Presenting complaint  
  Chest pain 392 (78.4)
  Shortness of breath 108 (21.6)
System characteristics n (%)
ED crowding status1 at time of triage  
  Crowded 260 (52.0)
  Non-crowded 240 (48.0)
Triaged ED location  
  Non-monitored 104 (20.8)
  Monitored 396 (79.2)
  1. 1ED Occupancy = Number of patients in the ED/Number of beds in the ED. Crowded is defined as an ED Occupancy >1.5.