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Table 2 Mortality and functional status 6 months after visiting the emergency department

From: The challenge of admitting the very elderly to intensive care

ICE-CUB1 study Emergency triage ICU triage
  Too well Too sick Too well Too sick Admitted to the ICU
Patients, N 1339 642 155 170 316
Hospital mortality (%) 8 55 17 68 33
6-months mortality (%) 28 80 41 87 48
Decrease in ADL score* 0.62 0.52 0.01 0.41 0.44
  1. *ADL = activity from daily living assessing functional status (scale from 0 (total limitation) to 6 (no limitation in all 6 activities)