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Table 1 ED characteristics, in accordance with Welch et al [1]

From: Patient throughput times and inflow patterns in Swedish emergency departments. A basis for ANSWER, A National SWedish Emergency Registry

  Emergency Department
  A B C D E F
Approximate annual number of patients 75000 65000 50000 100000 55000 70000
Time period analysed Jan 1st - June 30th 2009 Jan 1st - Jun 30th 2009 Jan 1st - June 30th 2009 Jan 1st - June 30th 2009 June 8th - Oct 10th 2009 Jan 1st - June 30th 2009
Patient visits included 38 016 32 684 24 116 48 129 17 925 34 060
Female patients,% 55.4 49.6 49.3 50.4 49.6 50.7
Admission rate,% 23.3 26.9 46.3 34.6 Data missing 12.1
Trauma level* 1 2 1 2 1 2
Specialties present (patient spectrum received) Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases, OB/gyn Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases. Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases Internal Medicine, Neurology, Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics & Trauma, Infectious diseases
Transplant Service in hospital Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Acuity High High High High High High
EM specialist training program Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
IT system delivering ED data Take care™ Patientliggaren™, Tieto Corporation Internally developed system Akusys™ Cosmic™ Take care™
  1. *trauma level according the American College of Surgeons [43]. EM, emergency medicine