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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: Hospitalization budget impact during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

  ER cohort SARS-CoV-2-positive cohort SARS-CoV-2-negative cohort
Total patients, n 989 265 348
< 18 years old, n 111 2 7
Readmissions, n 9 18
Patients included, N 878 254 323
Age, mean (SD) 49.3 (16.2) 68.4 (15.9) 70.7 (17.9)
Male, n (%) 381 (43.4) 139 (54.7) 174 (53.9)
Deaths, n (%) 3 (0.3) 43 (16.9) 32 (9.9)
Days of hospitalization, mean (SD) 1 (0.1) * 44.1 (4.8) 8.3 (1.7)
Days in ICU, mean (SD) 0 (0.1) 37.8 (4.3) 4.7 (1.9)
  1. ER, emergency room; ICU, intensive care unit; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2; SD, standard deviation; ICU, intensive care unit
  2. * Stays of 16 h or less were classified as medical visits, while longer stays were classified as ER stays