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Table 3 ED visit, hospital admission or death within 6 months for the asthma admission and ED cohorts, according to AEC service availability

From: The association of asthma education centre characteristics on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in Ontario: a population-based study

  Fulltime/extended hours Part-time/extended hours Fulltime regular hours Part-time regular hours No AEC
Admission cohort  
  N = 2 237 N = 3 060 N = 722 N = 1 145 N = 4 865
ED visits for asthma within 6-36 months of index event
0 1 535 (68.6%) 1 934 (63.2%) 441 (61.1%) 715 (62.4%) 3 131 (64.4%)
1 397 (17.7%) 580 (19.0%) 138 (19.1%) 216 (18.9%) 876 (18.0%)
2+ 305 (13.6%) 546 (17.8%) 143 (19.8%) 214 (18.7%) 858 (17.6%)
Hospital admissions for asthma within 6-36 months of index event
0 1 917 (85.7%) 2 624 (85.8%) 625 (86.6%) 968 (84.5%) 4 143 (85.2%)
1 232 (10.4%) 297 (9.7%) 61 (8.4%) 127 (11.1%) 489 (10.1%)
2+ 88 (3.9%) 139 (4.5%) 36 (5.0%) 50 (4.4%) 233 (4.8%)
Any death between 6 and 36 months of index event  
Yes 12 (0.5%) 11 (0.4%) *(<1%) 12 (1.0%) 43 (0.9%)
ED cohort     
  N = 7 620 N = 14 720 N = 5 643 N = 6 554 N = 28 488
ED visits for asthma within 6-36 months of index event
0 6 008 (78.8%) 11 345 (77.1%) ) 4 336 (76.8%) 5 005 (76.4%) 22 067 (77.5%)
1 1 072 (14.1%) 2 050 (13.9%) 804 (14.2%) 950 (14.5%) 4 042 (14.2%)
2+ 540 (7.1%) 1 325 (9.0%) 503 (8.9%) 599 (9.1%) 2 379 (8.4%)
Hospital admissions for asthma within 6-36 months of index event  
0 7 534 (98.9%) 14 544 (98.8%) 5 599 (99.2%) 6 468 (98.7%) 28 176 (98.9%)
1 78 (1.0%) 159 (1.1%) 39 (0.7%) 76 (1.2%) 274 (1.0%)
2+ 8 (0.1%) 17 (0.1%) * 10 (0.2%) 38 (0.1%)
Any death between 6 and36 months of index event  
Yes 29 (0.4%) 73 (0.5%) 28 (0.5%) 36 (0.5%) 116 (0.4%)
  1. *value suppressed due to small cell size.