Table 2

Comparison of daily admission rates: A&E physician present compared with A&E physician absent

OutcomeA&E physician presentA&E physician absentAdjusted difference*95% CIp Value
*Negative difference indicates that presence of the A&E physician reduced admissions.
Total admissions60.257.70.9−1.8 to 3.60.499
Medical admissions39.338.8−0.7−3.2 to 1.70.561
Orthopaedic admissions4.84.90.1−0.6 to 0.80.852
Other non-medical admissions10.18.81.1−0.2 to 2.30.088
Transfers to other hospitals5.85.00.30 to 0.60.090