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Table 1 Public emergency department average monthly attendances in Singapore, 1975–2006

From: Impact of health care system interventions on emergency department utilization and overcrowding in Singapore

Year Average monthly attendance Emergencies Non-emergencies
1975 17,895 10,735 7,160
1976 20,073 10,792 9,281
1977 23,571 11,302 12,269
1978 24,840 14,167 10,673
1979 27,012 15,125 11,887
1980 31,035 16,652 14,383
1981 33,611 17,242 16,369
1982 36,644 17,000 19,644
1983 38,235 19,366 18,869
1984 39,127 16,816 22.311
1985 36,526 20,275 16,251
1986 31,512 24,845 6,667
1987 36,388 26,248 10,140
1988 40,480 26,749 13,731
1989 42,869 26,554 16,315
1990 44,464 26,801 17,663
1991 43,075 26,276 16,799
1992 43,091 28,009 15,062
1993 39,928 27,151 12,777
1994 39,172 29,575 9,597
1995 43,649 34,166 9,483
1996 44,892 37,709 7,183
1997 45,598 37,310 8,288
1998 43,235 35,644 7,591
1999 44,410 38,322 6,088
2000 44,779 39,577 5,202
2001 47,382 43,935 3,447
2002 49,749 49,016 713
2003 46,019 45,589 430
2004 51,541 51,318 223
2005 54,859 54,615 244
2006 56,397 56,271 126