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Table 2 Triage patient designations and disposition, pre-SATS and post-SATS implementation

From: Implementation and performance of the South African Triage Scale at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya

  Pre-SATS Post-SATS
Triage category Admitted n (%) Died in A&E n (%) Discharged n (%) Row total Triage category Admitted n (%) Died in A&E n (%) Discharged n (%) Row total
Overall Red 211 (55) 22 (57) 151 (39) 384 Emergency 27 (60) 6 (13) 12 (27) 45
Yellow 98 (24) 3 (1) 316 (76) 417 Very urgent 137 (53) 3 (1) 118 (46) 258
Green 14 (9) 0 (0) 145 (91) 159 Urgent 131 (39) 2 (18) 331 (45) 464
Unknown 18 (27) 2 (3) 47 (70) 67 Routine 27 (11) 0 (0) 222 (89) 249
Total 341 (33) 27 (3) 659 (64) 1027 Unknown 13 (19) 0 (0) 57 (81) 70
         Total 335 (31) 11 (1) 740 (68) 1086
Pediatric (≤ 12 years) Red 25 (53) 1 (2) 21 (45) 47 Emergency 8 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 8
Yellow 15 (31) 0 (0) 34 (69) 49 Very urgent 16 (55) 0 (0) 13 (45) 29
Green 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (100) 10 Urgent 12 (22) 0 (0) 42 (78) 54
Unknown 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (100) 6 Routine 3 (19) 0 (0) 13 (81) 16
Total 40 (36) 1 (1) 71 (63) 112 Unknown 2 (18) 0 (0) 9 (82) 11
         Total 41 (35) 0   77 (65) 118
Adult (> 12 years) Red 172 (55) 17 (5) 124 (40) 313 Emergency 16 (47) 6 (18) 12 (35) 34
Yellow 79 (22) 3 (1) 271 (77) 353 Very urgent 113 (52) 3 (1) 101 (47) 217
Green 13 (9) 0 (0) 131 (91) 144 Urgent 118 (30) 2 (1) 278 (70) 398
Unknown 18 (30) 2 (3) 40 (67) 60 Routine 24 (11) 0 (0) 202 (89) 226
Total 282 (32) 22 (3) 566 (65) 870 Unknown 11 (19) 0 (0) 47 (81) 58
         Total 282 (30) 11 (1) 640 (69) 933