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Table 4 Patients’ LOS within the emergency department and within the hospital including their stay 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 15,120 (42,6) 7185 (20,3) 1670 (4,7) 3566 (10,1) 5766 (16,3) 2152 (6,1)
Length of stay within the emergency department
 0–59 min (< 1 h) 2320 (15,3) 998 (13,9) 225 (13,5) 597 (16,7) 942 (16,3) 379 (17,6)
 60–179 min (1–2.59 h) 4520 (29,9) 2361 (32,9) 455 (27,3) 1114 (31,2) 1964 (34,1) 632 (29,4)
 180–259 min (3–5.59 h) 3226 (21,3) 1385 (19,3) 147 (8,8) 683 (19,2) 1013 (17,6) 252 (11,7)
 360–719 min (6–11.59 h) 2471 (16,3) 366 (5,1) 432 (25,9) 485 (13,6) 235 (4,1) 440 (20,5)
 720–1439 min (12–23.59 h) 918 (6,1) 1696 (23,6) 331 (19,8) 222 (6,2) 1230 (21,3) 309 (14,4)
 1440–2879 min (24–47.59 h) 1373 (9,1) 340 (4,7) 65 (3,9) 384 (10,8) 303 (5,3) 122 (5,7)
 More than 2880 min (> 48 h) 292 (1,9) 39 (0,5) 15 (0,9) 81 (2,3) 79 (1,4) 18 (0,8)
Length of stay within the hospital       
 0–59 min (< 1 h) 1864 (12,3) 797 (11,1) 154 (9,2) 486 (13,6) 738 (12,8) 265 (12,3)
 60–179 min (1–2.59 h) 3622 (24,0) 1901 (26,5) 319 (19,1) 836 (23,4) 1529 (26,5) 485 (22,5)
 180–259 min (3–5.59 h) 2272 (15,0) 945 (13,2) 92 (5,5) 442 (12,4) 659 (11,4) 190 (8,8)
 360–719 min (6–11.59 h) 1407 (9,3) 223 (3,1) 267 (16,0) 272 (7,6) 136 (2,4) 362 (16,8)
 720–1439 min (12–23.59 h) 711 (4,7) 1179 (16,4) 212 (12,7) 148 (4,2) 896 (15,5) 231 (10,7)
 1440–2879 min (24–47.59 h) 1440 (9,5) 537 (7,5) 160 (9,6) 366 (10,3) 405 (7,0) 144 (6,7)
 More than 2880 min (> 48 h) 3804 (25,2) 1603 (22,3) 466 (27,9) 1016 (28,5) 1403 (24,3) 475 (22,1)