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Table 3 Agreement between emergency department (ED) and hospital records for capturing patient transition from ED to acute care, stratified by fiscal year

From: Measuring care trajectories using health administrative databases: a population-based investigation of transitions from emergency to acute care

  Transition from ED to the acute care hospital in which the ED was located Transition from ED to acute care in a different facility
Fiscal Yeara κ (95 % CI) κ (95 % CI)
Overall 0.77 (0.77, 0.77) 0.36 (0.35, 0.36)
2006/07 0.55 (0.54, 0.55) 0.33 (0.31, 0.34)
2007/08 0.67 (0.67, 0.68) 0.34 (0.33, 0.36)
2008/09 0.73 (0.73, 0.74) 0.36 (0.34, 0.38)
2009/10 0.83 (0.82, 0.83) 0.40 (0.39, 0.42)
2010/11 0.86 (0.86, 0.86) 0.34 (0.33, 0.35)
2011/12 0.94 (0.94, 0.94) 0.36 (0.34, 0.38)
  1. Notes: CI confidence interval, ED emergency department
  2. aA fiscal year extends from April 1 to March 31