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Table 3 Outcomes of patients who fulfil EDOU criteria for acetaminophen poisoning (n = 219)

From: Performance of an emergency department observation unit protocol in reducing length of stay for acetaminophen overdose: a retrospective study

Outcomes Admitted EDOU (n = 153) Admitted ward (n = 66) p
Median, length of stay in hospital, h (IQR) 23 (19–24) 66 (62.5–88.3) 0.00
Transferred from observation ward to the general ward, n (%) 19 (12.4)   
Transferred to another hospital
 Psychiatric hospital, n (%) 8 (5.2) 7 (10.1) 0.39
 Liver transplant unit, n (%) 1 (0.7) 0