TableĀ 2

Outcomes:

CharacteristicBaseline (n=336)Intervention (n=336)p-value
Mean time from triage to corticosteroid, minutes9859<0.01
Median length of stay (LOS)2592630.90
Admission, n (%)79 (24)49 (15)<0.01
Post-corticosteroid emesis, n (%)27 (8%)0 (0%)<0.01
Discharged patients who had a return visit to ED within 5 days, n (%)11 (4.3%)17 (5.9%)0.44
Discharged patients who had a return visit within 5 days requiring admission, n (%)6 (2.3%)2 (0.7%)0.16
Discharged patients who had an unscheduled follow-up visit at our hospital's primary care clinic22 (22%)13 (12%)0.04