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Table 6 Location of death of the 209 patients in the PFx group.

From: Patients with pelvic fractures due to falls: A paradigm that contributed to autopsy-based audit of trauma in Greece

  PFx group Control group
Location of death n % Median ISS (range) n % Median ISS (range)
Found dead 132 63.2 57 (24-75) 256 33.6 41 (5-75)
Dead on arrival 15 7.1 38 (19-75) 69 9.1 19 (1-75)
Emergency department death 37 17.7 43 (22-75) 53 7 29 (3-75)
Operating room death 10 4.8 43 (22-75) 10 1.3 34.5 (10-54)
Intensive care unit death 11 5.3 34 (17-50) 126 16.6 26 (9-75)
Ward death 4 1.9 32 (17-50) 226 29.7 18 (1-59)
*Secondary death 0 0 0 21 2.8 9 (4-54)
Total 209 100 50 (17-75) 761 100 26 (1-75)
  1. *Secondary deaths were defined as those that occurred after the discharge of the patient from the hospital. ISS: Injury Severity Score; PFx: pelvic fracture.