Table 2

Comparison of physician response times in study with CTAS response time objectives.

Triage level

Mean time from registration to physician assessment

Physician assessment *fractile response, %


Study, min (SD)

CTAS objective min


I

4 (-)

5

100

II

16.3 (13.2)

15

60

III

60.5 (48.9)

30

36

IV

83.7 (92.9)

60

61

V

78.9 (50.0)

120

83


*Fractile response defines the percentage of patients seen within specified CTAS time objectives for each triage level.

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

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