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Table 1 Hospital and ED characteristics

From: Impact of a well-developed primary care system on the length of stay in emergency departments in the Netherlands: a multicenter study

  Overview hospitals
Hospital 1 Hospital 2 Hospital 3 Hospital 4 Hospital 5 Hospital 6 Hospital 7 Total
  Urbanization Urban Urban Inner-city Urban Urban Inner-city Urban --
Geographic region Middle South-west North-West Middle South West South East --
Population served 460,000 500,000 n/a n/a 250.000 n/a 280.000 --
Hospital bedsb 955c 545 555 663 696 654 479 479–955 c
Total admissionsb 26,784 26,957 26,022 31,563 28,988 38,861 23.553 202.728
ED admissions of total hospital admissions (%)b 46.2 35.9 30.1 28.6 38.0 32.0 38.0 35.2
Mean length hospital stay (days)b 5.4 5.1a 5.0 4.5a 4.8 4.3 4.9 4.3–5.4
ED Total patients per yearb 36.721 28.234 48.978 24.365 32.132 43.362 26.661 240.453
Total of ED admissionsb 12.383 9.678 7.822 9.030 11.027 12.449 8.961 71.350
ED admissions of total ED presentations (%)b 33.7 34.3 16.0 37.1 34.3 28.7 33.6 29.7
EP present 24/7 Yes Yes No Yes No No No -
ECAP No No No Yes Yes Yes No -
Triage System MTS ESI ESI MTS NTS MTS+ MTS -
  1. aN/A in year report, calculated (Known admissions and length of hospital stay), btable presenting numbers of the year 2012, calso includes daycare beds
  2. MTS stands for Manchester triage system, ESI for Emergency Severity Index and NTS for Netherlands Triage Standard