Table 1

Key emergency department process intervals (median minutes), stratified by triage level.

Triage level

n (%)

Registration to triage

Triage to physician

Physician to disposition decision

Total ED LOS (SD)


I

2 (0.17)

1.0

2.0

303.0

373.5 (94.05)

II

5 (0.41)

5.0

0.0

277.5

329.0 (145.04)

III

284 (23.55)

6.0

35.0

185.0

246.0 (259.1)

IV

721 (59.78)

6.0

45.0

40.0

130.0 (157.7)

V

194 (16.09)

8.0

30.0

20.0

88.0 (122.7)

All

1206 (100)

6.0

40.0

50

144.0 (192.3)


Elkum et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2011 11:3   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-11-3

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