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Table 1 Characteristics of general emergency departments (ED) in Singapore ( n = 14, 100% response rate)

From: National inventory of emergency departments in Singapore

  Proportion or median
General characteristics  
Hospital based 100%
Independent department 92%
Contiguous 100%
Annual ED visits (median) 39,450
Patient experiences in ED  
Percentage of ED patients arriving by ambulance  
≤20%  100%
Length of stay  
<1 h 23%
1-6 h  77%
>6 h 0%
Percentage of ED visits leading to admission  
>25% 45%
>10% 92%
Resources and capabilities  
Physician in ED 24/7 100%
Dedicated CT scanner 46%
Cardiac monitor 92%
Mechanical ventilator 61%
Respiratory isolation (negative-pressure room) 54%
Computer system to collect clinical data 69%
  1. Note: All 14 hospitals answered 100% of the survey questions completely. There were no instances of any questions in the survey being left unanswered.