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Table 5 Destination of patients with firearm-related ED injuries, 2009–2012, US hospitals

From: The epidemiology of firearm injuries managed in US emergency departments

Destination Count (SE) Destination as % of all firearm-related injuries Destination as % of all ED patients with traumatic injury classification
Routine (home) 136,107 (1073) 48.1% 0.15%
Transfer, short term facility 20,159 (317) 7.1% 1.5%
Transfer, othera 2726 (111) 1.0% 0.3%
Home health care 131 (25) 0.04% 0.1%
Against medical advice 2392 (110) 0.87% 0.4%
Admitted to inpatient service of hospital 106,927 (755) 37.9% 2.1%
Died in EDb 12,993 (257) 4.6% 31.6%
Destination unknownc 1102 (76) 0.39% 0.66%
  1. aIncludes Skilled Nursing Facilities and Intermediate Care Facilities
  2. bDoes not include patients who were dead on arrival
  3. cThese patients were not admitted to the hospital