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Table 4 Treatment characteristics of burn-related injuries presented at Dutch EDs (n = 87), by responsea

From: Follow-up in patients with a burn-related emergency department visit: a feasibility study

  ED patients n = 87 Responders 2 months n = 30 Non-responders 2 months n = 55 P value difference by response
Urgency on triage n % n % n % 0.878
 High 18 20.7 7 23.3 10 18.2  
 Middle 30 34.5 10 33.3 19 34.5  
 Low 39 44.8 13 43.3 26 47.3  
Specialized burn careb 12 13.8 4 13.3 7 13.0 1.00
Treatment trajectory
 Single ED contact 36 41.4 10 33.3 25 45.5 0.346
 Multiple outpatient contacts 36 41.4 13 43.3 23 41.8  
 Admission 15 17.2 7 23.3 7 12.7  
Related ED follow-up visits
 1 72 82.8 23 76.7 47 85.5 0.376
 2 or more 15 17.2 7 23.3 8 14.5  
Related hospital follow-up visits
 0 38 43.7 12 40.0 24 43.6 0.820
 1 or more 49 56.3 18 60.0 31 56.4  
  1. aResponse was calculated in 85 patients, excluding 2 patients with undeliverable questionnaires
  2. bIncluded patients admitted to specialized burn care, as well as patients treated as an outpatient in specialized burn care. One missing value (in non-responders (n = 1))
  3. ED emergency department