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Table 1 Descriptive data

From: The probability of patients being admitted from the emergency department is negatively correlated to in-hospital bed occupancy – a registry study

   All units Medicine unit Surgery unit Orthopaedics unit Emergency physician unit Otolaryngology unit
Admission status Not admitted 82,051 (69.1%) 18,493 (52.8%) 18,608 (67.2%) 23,484 (85.1%) 11,580 (69.2%) 9,886 (85.2%)
  Admitted 36,617 (30.9%) 16,523 (47.2%) 9,102 (32.8%) 4,116 (14.9%) 5,160 (30.8%) 1,716 (14.8%)
Age (yrs) 0–17 16,381 (13.8%) 7,914 (22.6%) 4,846 (17.5%) 6,231 (22.6%) 1,747 (10.4%) 3,508 (30.2%)
  18–39 30,097 (25.4%) 7,684 (27.7%) 7,442 (27.0%) 4,087 (24.4%) 3,019 (26.0%)
  40–64 33,468 (28.2%) 11,139 (31.8%) 7,328 (26.4%) 7,372 (26.7%) 4,855 (29.0%) 2,774 (23.9%)
  >65 38,722 (32.6%) 15963 (45.6%) 7,852 (28.3%) 6,555 (23.8%) 6,051 (36.1%) 2,301 (19.8%)
Referral status Not referred 91,168 (76.8%) 27,205 (77.7%) 22,187 (80.1%) 21,461 (77.8%) 12,698 (75.9%) 7,617 (65.7%)
  Referred 18,667 (15.7%) 5,052 (14.4%) 3,379 (12.2%) 4,265 (15.5%) 3,156 (18.9%) 2,815 (24.3%)
  Missing 8,833 (7.4%) 2,759 (7.9%) 2,144 (7.7%) 1,874 (6.8%) 886 (5.3%) 1,170 (10.1%)
Triage priority 1 5,689 (4.8%) 3,298 (9.4%) 1,437 (5.2%) 277 (1.0%) 587 (3.5%) 90 (0.8%)
  2 18,461 (15.6%) 9,136 (26.1%) 3,898 (14.1%) 2,181 (7.9%) 2,626 (15.7%) 620 (5.3%)
  3 63,828 (53.8%) 17,423 (49.8%) 16,730 (60.4%) 15,522 (56.2%) 9,670 (57.8%) 4,483 (38.6%)
  4 28,502 (24.0%) 4,774 (13.6%) 5,245 (18.9%) 8,703 (31.5%) 3,598 (21.5%) 6,182 (53.3%)
  Missing 2,188 (1.8%) 385 (1.1%) 400 (1.4%) 917 (3.3%) 259 (1.5%) 227 (2.0%)
Sex Female 58,567 (49.4%) 18,156 (51.9%) 13,169 (47.5%) 13,232 (47.9%) 8,512 (50.8%) 5,498 (47.4%)
  Male 60,101 (50.6%) 16,860 (48.1%) 14,541 (52.5%) 14,368 (52.1%) 8,228 (49.2%) 6,104 (52.6%)
In-hospital occupancy <95% 53,405 (45.0%) 16,266 (46.5%) 13,129 (47.4%) 12,880 (46.7%) 6,391 (38.2%) 4,739 (40.8%)
  95–100% 34,258 (28.9%) 10,452 (29.8%) 8,070 (29.1%) 7,930 (28.7%) 4,558 (27.2%) 3,248 (28.0%)
  100–105% 23,920 (20.2%) 6,569 (18.8%) 5,167 (18.6%) 5,251 (19.0%) 4,296 (25.7%) 2,637 (22.7%)
  >105% 7,085 (6.0%) 1,729 (4.9%) 1,344 (4.9%) 1,539 (5.6%) 1,495 (8.9%) 978 (8.4%)
LWBS Yes 2,332 (2.0%) 692 (2.0%) 706 (2.5%) 571 (2.1%) 216 (1.3%) 147 (1.3%)
Passed primary triage Yes 18,616 (15.7%) 4,103 (11.7%) 4,198 (15.1%) 5,778 (20.9%) 2,678 (16.0%) 1,859 (16.0%)
Total visits   118,668 35,016 27,710 27,600 16,740 11,602
  1. Fractions rounded off to nearest decimal place.