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Table 3 Number of patients and hospital mortality in groups stratified by VSSinitial and VSSmax scores

From: Risk assessment in the first fifteen minutes: a prospective cohort study of a simple physiological scoring system in the emergency department

  VSS initial VSS max
  Number of patients (%) Hospital mortality Number of patients (%) Hospital mortality
VSS 0 3,625 (82.6%) 3.9% 3,217 (73.3%) 3.6%
VSS 1 490 (11.2%) 13.9% 577 (13.1%) 11.6%
VSS 2 167 (3.8%) 25.1% 450 (10.3%) 13.1%
VSS 3 58 (1.3%) 43.1% 79 (1.8%) 36.7%
VSS ≥ 4 48 (1.1%) 79.2% 65 (1.5%) 69.2%
  1. VSS, Vital Sign Score