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Table 1 Characteristics of participating EDsa, b

From: Can a continuous quality improvement program create culturally safe emergency departments for Aboriginal people in Australia? A multiple baseline study

Study ED Number of ED visits Location Aboriginal Liaison Officer employed % of Local Health District population who identified as Aboriginal people Length of AIHQIP implementation
2010 2015 2010 2015
1 11,534c 25,016 Rural Yes 11 11.6 10 months
2 15,990c 23,943 Rural Yes 4.7 5 14 months
3 19,268 24,410 Rural Yes 5.8 6.2 15 months
4 61,590 80,264 Metropolitan Yes 1.8 1.8 15 months
5 46,355c 72,886 Metropolitan Yes 1.1 1.1 12 months
6 25,631 29,548 Rural Yes 3.3 3.4 12 months
7 41,306 47,825 Metropolitan Yes 0.9 1 15 months
8 51,340 67,329 Metropolitan Yes 3.1 3.2 10 months
  1. aSources: Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence. Health Statistics New South Wales. Sydney: NSW Ministry of Health. Available at: www.healthstats.nsw.gov.au. Accessed (07/11/17); Bureau of Health Information. Healthcare Observer. Sydney. Available at: www.bhi.nsw.gov.au/Healthcare_Observer/_nocache. Accessed (05/02/18)
  2. bStudy period: between 1st January 2010 and 31st March 2015
  3. cIncomplete data in this calendar year.