Table 4

Outcome measure for attendances during the night shift

Middle-grade night (95% CI)Consultant night (95% CI)
Median waiting time (min)80.0 (73.0 to 86.9)60.4 (46.9 to 73.9)*
Median emergency department length of stay (min)143.7 (138.3 to 149.2)123.9 (112.7 to 135.1)*
Proportion of patients treated within 4 h (%)98.4 (97.7 to 99.0)98.4 (96.9 to 100.0)
Proportion of patients admitted (%)31.0 (29.6 to 32.5)27.1 (24.2 to 30.1)*
Proportion returning to department within 7 days (%)8.1 (7.4 to 8.9)7.9 (6.5 to 9.3)
  • Values shown are means.

  • * Significant difference in an independent samples t test.