Table 3

Differences in indicators in the preinspection period

Median time to initial assessment (minutes)Median time to treatment (minutes)Median total time spent in ED (minutes)Left department before being seen for treatment (percentage)Unplanned re-attendance (percentage)Total time spent in ED <4 hours (percentage)
Positive rating−1.713 (−12.39 to 8.96)−2.854 (−16.24 to 10.53)−1.077 (−7.89 to 5.74)0.159 (−0.17 to 0.49)0.121 (−0.27 to 0.51)1.610* (0.26 to 2.96)
Observations198420542108210821082108
Trusts114115118118118118
R2 (within)0.0090.0230.1890.1260.1550.195
  • Reference category: negative rating (inadequate or requires improvement). Random effects regression. Robust 95% CI are within parentheses.Models also include 18 indicators for each month of the preinspection period (April 2012 to September 2013) and the number of emergency attendances. Observations are weighted by number of emergency attendances.

  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001.

  • ED, emergency department.