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Table 4 Exit outcomes at the Referral hospital, Bo, Sierra Leone

From: Offering general pediatric care during the hard times of the 2014 Ebola outbreak: looking back at how many came and how well they fared at a Médecins Sans Frontières referral hospital in rural Sierra Leone

  2013 n (%) 2014 n (%) Relative Risk (95% CI1) P-value2
Total 3436 1787   
Recovered and discharged 2770 (81) 1560 (87) 1.1 [1.1-1.1] <0.001
Unfavorable outcomes
 Total 329 (10) 199 (11) 1.2 [1.0-1.4] 0.08
  Died 245 174   
  Abandoned3 84 25   
Referred out4 337 (10) 28 (2) 0.2 [0.1-0.2] <0.001
  1. 195% CI = 95% Confidence Interval
  2. 2χ2 test
  3. 3Abandoned: discharged without medical consent, patient leaves the hospital against medical advice
  4. 4refered to other health facility for further care, with final outcome unknown