Table 1

Demographics of participating trauma patients

Interviewed (n=18)
n (%) or median (IQR)
Not interviewed (n=65)
n (%) or median (IQR)
Age group, years
65–7410 (56)35 (54)
75–847 (39)18 (28)
85+1 (5.5)12 (18)
Sex
Female10 (56)33 (51)
Male8 (44)32 (49)
Race
White18 (100)64 (98)
Asian0 (0)1 (1.5)
Hispanic ethnicity0 (0)3 (4.6)
Language
English18 (100)64 (98)
Spanish0 (0)1 (1.5)
Primary insurance
Medicare16 (89)57 (88)
Commercial1 (5.5)5 (7.7)
Self-pay0 (0)1 (1.5)
Other1 (5.5)2 (3.1)
Secondary insurance
Commercial11 (61)22 (34)
Self-pay2 (11)9 (14)
Other*0 (0)14 (22)
None listed5 (28)20 (31)
Charlson Comorbidity Index
08 (44)24 (37)
1+10 (56)41 (63)
Mechanism of injury
Fall13 (72)52 (80)
Other5 (28)13 (20)
Median Injury Severity Score9 (5–10)9 (5–14)
Primary discharge service
Internal medicine3 (17)10 (15)
Surgery†3 (17)10 (15)
Orthopedics10 (56)27 (42)
Neuro‡2 (11)18 (28)
Median length of stay, days4 (2–9)5 (2–8)
Discharge
Home/no services10 (56)31 (48)
Home with home health0 (0)5 (7.7)
Skilled Nursing Facility8 (44)27 (42)
Other0 (0)2 (3.1)
ED visit within 1 year of discharge4 (22)22 (34)
No ED visit within 1 year of discharge14 (78)43 (66)
  • *Includes Medicaid and Medicare.

  • †Includes burn and plastic.

  • ‡Includes neurology, neurosurgery, and neuro unit.

  • ED, emergency department.