Table 1

Distribution of reasons for patients not being seen by the GTCS in the sustainability study period (n = 14)

ReasonNo. (%)
Died within 72 h of admission9 (64.3)
Discharged within 72 h of admission1 (7.1)
Transferred to a different service within 72 h of admission1 (7.1)
Imminent withdrawal of care or death anticipated2 (14.3)
Referral sent, but not seen and reason unknown1 (7.1)
No referral sent0 (0)
  • GTCS = geriatric trauma consultation service.