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Table 3 Post-ED disposition

From: Unscheduled return visits to a Dutch inner-city emergency department

  Post-ED disposition after a visit of a patient who did not return (n= 41,750) Post-ED disposition after an unscheduled return visit (n= 2,492) Pvaluea
Discharge [n (%)] 33,770 (80.9) 2,037 (81.7) 0.29
Hospital admission, regular ward [n (%)] 7,145 (17.1) 401 (16.1) 0.19
Hospital admission, special careb [n (%)] 76 (0.2) 2 (0.1) 0.24
Discharge against medical advice or LWBSc [n (%)] 727 (1.7) 52 (2.1) 0.20
Morgue [n (%)] 32 (0.1) 0 0.17
  1. aχ2 test. bSpecial care: intensive care unit, coronary care unit or stroke unit. cLWBS: patients left the ED without being seen by a physician.