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Table 7 Care intensity in the ED according to the nurse hypoperfusion score calculated at ED presentation

From: Capillary lactate as a tool for the triage nurse among patients with SIRS at emergency department presentation: a preliminary report

  Score = 0 Score = 1 Score = 2 p
n 85 75 15  
Oxygen flow (L/min) 0 [0 to 2] 2 [0 to 3] 3 [1 to 6] 0.006
Vascular filling (L) 0.5 [0.5 to 1] 0.9 [0.5 to 1.5] 1.5 [0.5 to 2.5] 0.0002
Catecholamine use 0 (0) 5 (7) 4 (27) <0.0001
Antibiotic therapy 38 (45) 41 (55) 11 (73) 0.09
  1. Numbers are median [interquartile range], n (%).
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