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Table 2 Discharge disposition of young and aged trauma patients

From: Advanced age is associated with worsened outcomes and a unique genomic response in severely injured patients with hemorrhagic shock

Patient discharge disposition
  Young (age <55 years) (n = 1,395) Aged (age ≥ 55 years) (n = 533)  
  Number (%) P -value
Home 480 (34.4%) 66 (12.4%) <0.001a
Inpatient rehabilitation 357 (25.5%) 96 (18.0%) <0.001a
LTAC 52 (3.7%) 38 (7.1%) 0.002a
Skilled nursing facility 283 (20.3%) 193 (36.2%) <0.001a
Other 43 (3.1%) 12 (2.3%) 0.36
Death (as inpatient) 180 (12.9%) 128 (24.0%) <0.001a
  1. A P-value <0.05 was considered significant designated by superscript a. LTAC, long-term acute care facility.