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Table 4 Comparison of study cohort by status of transition information from emergency department to acute care

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
Cohort without missing transition information from ED to the hospital in which the ED was located (N = 36,254) Cohort with missing transition information from ED to the hospital in which the ED was located (N = 1,559) Cohort without missing transition information from ED to a hospital located in a different facility (N = 3,742) Cohort with missing transition information from ED to a hospital located in a different facility (N = 239)
% (95 % CI)
Age group
 0–19 17.0 (16.7–17.3) 16.2 (14.5–18.1) 19.5 (18.3–20.8) 23.4 (18.5–29.2)
 20–39 16.7 (16.5–16.9) 36.0 (33.6–38.4) 21.5 (20.3–22.9) 42.3 (34.6–46.9)
 40–59 21.9 (21.6–22.1) 26.8 (24.6–29.0) 21.8 (20.5–23.2) 21.8 (17.0–27.4)
 60–79 26.9 (26.6–27.1) 14.2 (12.5–16.0) 22.4 (21.0–23.7) 4.5 (2.6–8.1)
 80+ 17.5 (17.3–17.8) 6.8 (5.1–7.9) 14.8 (13.7–16.0) 8.0 (6.5–14.0)
Sex
 Female 49.4 (49.0–49.8) 40.6 (37.8–42.7) 50.3 (48.7–51.9) 38.1 (32.2–44.4)
 Male 50.6 (50.3–50.9) 59.4 (56.9–61.8) 49.7 (48.1–51.3) 61.9 (54.4–66.7)
Residence location
 Urban 99.3 (99.3–99.4) 99.5 (98.9–99.7) 99.8 (99.6–99.9) 93.7 (89.9–96.2)
 Rural 0.7 (0.7–0.8) 0.5 (0.3–1.0) 0.2 (0.1–0.4) 6.3 (3.8–10.1)
Health region
 Regina Qu’Appelle 50.5 (50.2–50.8) 50.1 (48.2–53.2) 48.0 (46.4–49.6) 54.4 (48.1–60.6)
 Saskatoon 49.5 (49.1–49.9) 48.9 (46.5–51.4) 52.0 (50.4–53.6) 45.6 (39.4–51.9)
  1. Notes: ED emergency department