Table 1

Comparison of return-visit group with non-return-visit group in 2011

CharacteristicReturn-visit group
(n=626)
Non-return-visit group
(n=13 185)
p Value
Male366 (58.5)7379 (56.0)0.23
Age<0.01
<12 months19 (3.0)223 (1.7)
 1–3 years254 (40.6)4484 (34.0)
 4–6 years203 (32.4)4426 (33.6)
 7–15 years150 (24.0)4052 (30.7)
Transfer from another hospital208 (33.4)3742 (28.4)<0.01
Arrival by ambulance19 (3.1)304 (2.3)0.22
Alert mental status624 (99.7)13 139 (99.8)0.40
OPD appointments182 (29.1)3370 (25.6)0.05
Discharge medication511 (81.6)10 825 (82.1)0.75
EDLOS<0.01
 <3 h324 (51.8)8701 (66.0)
>3 h302 (48.2)4484 (34.0)
EDLOS (min), (IQR)174.5 (92.8–293.0)129.0 (75.0–219.0)<0.01
  • Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated.

  • EDLOS, emergency department length of stay; OPD, outpatient department.