Table 1

Impact of main variables on duration of wait in the emergency department

Main variablesElasticity at sample mean (%)p Value
Input factors
Co-located GP clinic−0.19<0.001
Degree of choice
Inverse of HHI (emergency (category 2) patients)−1.17<0.001
Inverse of HHI (Non-urgent (category 5) patients)2.04<0.001
Throughput factors
FTE doctors0.07<0.001
FTE nurses−0.34<0.001
Output factors
Average available beds−1.14<0.001
  • FTE, full-time equivalent; HHI, Hirschman–Herfindahl index.