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Table 2 Patient characteristics and care pathways (n = 7000)

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

  Mean of all hospitals Lowest-highest value per hospital
Male (%) 51.9 48.4–56.2
Age (%) 0–5 years 7.0 1.7–9.5
6–18 years 9.3 5.6–10.5
19–30 years 14.8 11.1–20.6
31–50 years 20.8 17.0–26.0
51–65 years 19.9 18.0–22.1
66–85 years 23.1 12.0–26.8
>85 years 5.1 3.0–8.4
Presentation (%) Weekdaysa 41.9 37.3–50.4
Eveningsb 30.0 28.5–31.9
Nightsc 13.1 12.2–15.0
Weekend daysa 15.0 7.1–19.6
Origin (%)* N = 6908d Self-referred patients 21.2 9.4–51.2
Referred by medical professionalse 59.9 38.3–77.2
Referred by the radiology department 3.3 3–4.8
Follow-up (%)* Hospital Admission 36.3 18.5–43.5
Out patient Clinic 28.5 15.7–36.4
Primary Care Physician 9.3 1.9–39.5
None 20.7 9.0–26.1
Trauma (%) 32.0 25.4–36.0
  1. *Does not add up to 100 % due to other options not shown in the table a8 am-5 pm, b5 pm-12 am, c12 am-8 am, dthere were 92 missing data on patients origin
  2. eIncludes ambulance and PCP referred patients