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Table 5 Impact of alternative clinics on public ED attendances in Singapore, 1985–1997

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

Type of alternative clinic Monitoring periods Average monthly non-emergency attendances Alternative clinic attendances Percentage non-emergency savings at ED
Evening clinic 1986 6,667 1,752 20.8%
1987 10,140 1,342 11.7%
1988 12,548 1,361 9.8%
Evening clinic + redirections 1986 6,667 3,264 39.3%
1987 10,140 2,671 23.3%
1988 12,548 2,449 17.7%
Walk-in clinic Last quarter 1995 2,285 3,764 NA
1996 1,877 4,738 NA
1997 2,287 5,769 NA