Table 1 Attendance/admission percentages for patients with breathing difficulties and elderly patients with a fall
ED initial contact 2005ECP service at initial contact 2006ECP service at 28 days 2006
Breathing difficulties
Admitted (%)855 (76%)67 (36%)87 (47%)
Elderly fallers
Admitted (%)396 (51%)62 (26%)102 (44%)
  • ED, emergency department; ECP, emergency care practitioner.

  • ED, emergency department; ECP, emergency care practitioner.