Table 1

Patient characteristics

Before (n=906)After (n=897)After triaged patients (n=310)After non-triaged patients (n=587)
n%n%n%n%
Gender
 Male49455453511685428546
Age
 Median (year)36363238
  Range (year)0–940–970–910–97
  IQR (25–75)21–5419–5417–4821–57
Age distribution
 <15 years1381517019672210318
 15–30 years2262521424802613423
 30–45 years2342619121732411820
 45–60 years1541716719571811019
 60–75 years829100112587513
 >75 years72855683478
Mode of arrival
 Private vehicle or otherwise74983749843089944175
 By ambulance15717148162114625
Mode of referral
 Self-referral67575630702317539968
 Referred by GP or otherwise2312526730792518832
Number of admissions1601819121371215426
  • After, after implementation group; Before, before implementation group; GP, general physician.