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Table 3 Injury and Outcomes by Homeless, Geriatric and All Other Patients

From: Disparities in triage and management of the homeless and the elderly trauma patient

  Homeless Geriatric All Other Patients
Number of patients 248 (3%) 2545 (30%) 5638 (67%)
Major Trauma ISS > 16 58 (23%) 533 (21%) 952 (17%)
Mean ISS ± SD 26.8 ± 12.0 22.0 ± 7.0 25.0 ± 10.7
Major Surgery Required 77 (31%) 510 (20%) 1467 (26%)
Deaths 12 (5%) 175 (7%) 152 (3%)
Hospital Length of Stay (days)
Mean ± SD 11.7 ± 21.4 5.5 ± 7.5 4.2 ± 7.2
Median 4 3 2
Range 1 to 145 1 to 136 1 to 143
Cost of Stay
Mean ± SD $252,376.53 ± $431,170.54 $144,330.58 ± $224,236.79 $263,372.36 ± $9,350,546.45
Median $431,170.54 $73,230.26 $53,886.92
Range $9506.42 to $3,448,886.15 $2163.00 to $2,929,948.43 $1082.00 to $701,810,283.00
Mean BAC (mg/dl) 133 ± 156 18 ± 62 61 ± 111