Table 2

Distribution of different serious bacterial infections among MTS urgency classifications (n=131)*

MTS urgency classification
SBIImmediateVery urgentUrgentStandardNon-urgentUrgency not knownTotal
Pneumonia02924160170 (53%)
Urinary tract infection0101530028 (21%)
Meningitis/septicaemia0310015 (4%)
SBI other0111050228 (21%)
Total053 (40%)50 (38%)24 (18%)04 (3%)131 (100%)
  • * Values are number (percentage).

  • Other SBI: bacterial gastro-enteritis (n=6), osteomyelitis (n=1), arthritis (n=1), abscess (n=2), bacterial upper airway infection (n=5), other (n=13).

  • MTS, Manchester triage system; SBI, serious bacterial infection.