Table 1

Details of serial subtraction to determine potential for discharge from triage

GroupHospital AHospital BHospital CHospital D*
 (12 month equivalent)Combined of all four hospitals (of all attendees)
NR, not recorded. *Data received from hospital D were over three months and extrapolated to annual figure for comparison.
AED attendance59419905313638165780252111
BAdmitted or died12144 (20%)20052 (22%)2806 (7.7%)2768 (4.2%)37770 (15.0%)
CTriage category (1 or 2)811 (1.4%)449 (0.4%)63 (0.2%)1332 (2.0%)2655 (1.1%)
DRadio logic investigation15790 (26.6%)29504 (32.5%)8768 (24.1%)22184 (33.7%)76246 (30.2%)
EOther investigation2554 (4.3%)4413 (4.9%)1071 (2.9%)568 (0.86%)8606 (3.4%)
FAnaesthetic/sedation32 (0.05%)3 (0.003%)697 (1.9%)000 (0.0%)732 (0.3%)
GProcedure undertaken4752 (8.0%)11008 (12.1%)4850 (13.3%)8436 (12.8%)29046 (11.5%)
HaPrescription5314 (8.9%)2716 (3.0%)4295 (11.0%)5380 (8.2%)17705 (7.0%)
HbIbuprofen and paracetamolNR3556 (3.9%)NR1164 (2.1%)4720 (1.9%)
ITetanus312 (0.5%)236 (0.3%)15 (0.04%)00??NR563 (0.2%)
XPossible triage discharges17710 (29.8%)18594 (20.5%)13816 (37.9%)23948 (36.4%)74068 (29.4%)