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Table 3 Length of stay (LOS) stratified by patient characteristics and care pathways

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

N = 7000 Median LOS (in minutes) Interquartile range
Overall median LOS 130.0 79.0–194.0
Gender Male 134.5 84.0–198.0
Female 127.0 74.0–191.0
Trauma* Yes 91.0 52.0–141.0
No 151.0 99.0–215.0
ECAP Yes 136.0 82.0–200.0
No 125.5 76.0–190.0
Time of presentation* Weekdaysa 142.0 86.0–210.0
Evenings 123.0 77.0–176.0
Nights 116.0 69.5–172.0
Weekend days 126.0 72.0–199.0
Origin* N = 6908§ Self-referred patientsa 99.0 54.0–154.0
Referred by medical professionalsb 148.0 97.0–212.0
Referred by the radiology department 71.5 44.0–125.0
Follow-up* Hospital Admissiona 169.0 120.0–238.0
Out patient Clinic 108.0 66.0–164.0
Primary Care Physician 122.0 79.0–179.5
None 93.0 53.3–145.0
  1. *P < 0.05 in the regression analysis, acompared parameter in the random coefficient regression analysis §There were 92 missing data on patients origin