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Table 5 Analysis of patients who were ever triaged blue or met exclusion criteria

From: A retrospective cohort pilot study to evaluate a triage tool for use in a pandemic

  Survived Expired
  Exclusion criteria/MQS triaged blue Total Exclusion criteria/MQS triaged blue Total
N 13 17 30 43 20 63
90-day status*     N/A N/A N/A
N (%) 0 1 (5.9) 1 (3.3) N/A N/A N/A
Life support (%)     N/A N/A N/A
Medical care (%)   1 1 N/A N/A N/A
Awaiting cc/rehab     N/A N/A N/A
Discharged     N/A N/A N/A
N (%)     N/A N/A N/A
Home 6 (46.1) 7 (23.3) 13 (43.3) N/A N/A N/A
Chronic care 4 (30.8) 0 4 (13.3) N/A N/A N/A
Acute care 3 (23.1) 5 (29.4) 8 (26.7) N/A N/A N/A
Rehab 0 5 (29.4) 5 (16.7) N/A N/A N/A
Time of endpoint       
Admission 13 (100) 3 (17.7) 16 (53.3) 40 (93.0) 9 (45.0) 49 (77.8)
48 hours   10 (58.8) 10 (33.3) 1 (2.3) 11 (55.0) 12 (19.1)
120 hours   4 (23.5) 4 (13.3) 0 0 0
other   N/A 0 2 (4.7) 0 2 (3.2)
Blue triage
SOFA criteria
      
Admission > 11 N/A 3   N/A 9  
48 hour > 11 N/A 1   N/A 6  
48 hour 8-11 & no change N/A 9   N/A 4  
120 hour > 11 N/A 0   N/A 1  
120 hour < 8 & no change N/A 4   N/A 0  
Exclusion criteria       
Severe trauma 0 N/A   4 N/A  
Severe burn 0 N/A   0 N/A  
Cardiac arrest 1 N/A   12 N/A  
Severe cognitive impairment 0 N/A   0 N/A  
Advanced neuromuscular disease 0 N/A   0 N/A  
Metastatic malignancy 5 N/A   6 N/A  
Advanced & irreversible immunocompromise 0 N/A   0 N/A  
Severe & irreversible neurologic event/condition 1 N/A   12 N/A  
End-stage heart failure 1 N/A   1 N/A  
End-stage lung failure 0 N/A   3 N/A  
End-stage liver failure 1 N/A   0 N/A  
Age > 85 3 N/A   10 N/A  
> 6 u PRBC within 24 hours 1 N/A   1 N/A  
Elective palliative surgery 1 N/A   0 N/A  
SOFA > 11 non-triage days 0 N/A   2 N/A  
  1. * if still admitted to hospital
  2. cc = chronic care; MQS = minimum qualifications for survival; N/A = not available; PRBC = packed red blood cells; rehab = rehabilitation; SOFA = sequential organ failure assessment.