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Table 3 Number of patients transferred to other departments after initial treatment within 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 5163 (42,5) 2379 (19,6) 674 (5,5) 1276 (10,5) 1971 (16,2) 684 (5,6)
Departments within the hospital
 Cardiology department 393 (7,6) 129 (5,4) 43 (6,4) 76 (6,0) 101 (5,1) 30 (4,4)
 Neurological department 162 (3,1) 72 (3,0) 22 (3,3) 33 (2,6) 52 (2,6) 13 (1,9)
 Other medical departments 1207 (23,4) 565 (23,8) 142 (21,1) 248 (19,4) 427 (21,7) 129 (18,9)
 Orthopedic surgery department 790 (15,3) 432 (18,2) 132 (19,6) 300 (23,5) 390 (19,8) 131 (19,2)
 Other surgical departments 1320 (25,6) 575 (24,2) 186 (27,6) 301 (23,6) 463 (23,5) 192 (28,1)
 Gynecology department/obstetrics 241 (4,7) 136 (5,7) 37 (5,5) 83 (6,5) 108 (5,5) 24 (3,5)
 Psychiatry 56 (1,1) 22 (0,9) 10 (1,5) 2 (0,2) 32 (1,6) 11 (1,6)
 Pediatric ward 220 (4,3) 120 (5,0) 9 (1,3) 62 (4,9) 115 (5,8) 11 (1,6)
 Intern transferring within the ED 565 (10,9) 205 (8,6) 46 (6,8) 95 (7,5) 153 (7,8) 68 (9,9)
 ICU (intensive care unit) 47 (0,9) 58 (2,4) 31 (4,6) 27 (2,1) 52 (2,6) 49 (7,2)
Departments at other hospitals       
 Cardiology department 6 (0,1) 0 0 1 (0,1) 4 (0,2) 1 (0,2)
 Neurological department 47 (0,9) 18 (0,8) 6 (0,9) 15 (1,2) 24 (1,2) 4 (0,6)
 Other medical departments 15 (0,3) 11 (0,5) 6 (0,9) 4 (0,3) 12 (0,6) 2 (0,3)
 Orthopedic surgery department 20 (0,4) 2 (0,1) 0 8 (0,6) 0 0
 Other surgical departments 52 (1,0) 19 (0,8) 1 (0,2) 16 (1,3) 23 (1,2) 12 (1,8)
 Gynecology department/obstetrics 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Psychiatry 1 (0,0) 7 (0,3) 2 (0,3) 0 2 (0,1) 4 (0,6)
 Pediatric ward 1 (0,0) 0 0 0 0 0
 Another ED 15 (0,3) 7 (0,3) 1 (0,2) 5 (0,4) 11 (0,6) 3 (0,4)
 ICU (intensive care unit) 5 (0,1) 1 (0,0) 0 0 2 (0,1) 0