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Table 2 Triage color of patients admitted to the emergency department by time of admission

From: Linking the severity of illness and the weekend effect: a cohort study examining emergency department visits

  Weekday
(From 7.00 am on Monday to 2.59 p.m. on Friday)
Weekend
(From 3.00 p.m. on Friday to 6.59 a.m. on Monday)
Daytime (7.00 a.m. – 2.59 p.m.) Evening (3.00 p.m. – 10.59 p.m.) Nighttime (11.00 p.m. – 6.59 a.m.) Daytime (7.00 a.m. – 2.59 p.m.) Evening (3.00 p.m. – 10.59 p.m.) Nighttime (11.00 p.m. – 6.59 a.m.)
n (% of group)
Overall 15,120 (42,6) 7185 (20,3) 1670 (4,7) 3566 (10,1) 5766 (16,3) 2152 (6,1)
Triage 5 (blue, minor injury) 3588 (23,7) 2011 (28,0) 296 (17,7) 949 (26,6) 1646 (28,5) 468 (21,7)
Triage 4 (green, not urgent) 4756 (31,5) 2025 (28,2) 608 (36,4) 1034 (29,0) 1612 (28,0) 791 (36,8)
Triage 3 (yellow, less urgent) 1672 (11,1) 874 (12,2) 269 (16,1) 430 (12,1) 765 (13,3) 309 (14,4)
Triage 2 (orange, urgent) 486 (3,2) 271 (3,8) 103 (6,2) 129 (3,6) 254 (4,4) 108 (5,0)
Triage 1 (red, life threatening) 238 (1,6) 104 (1,4) 49 (2,9) 57 (1,6) 94 (1,6) 54 (2,5)
Triage missing 4380 (29,0) 1900 (26,4) 345 (20,7) 967 (27,1) 1395 (24,2) 422 (19,6)