Table 1

Summary of observations and participant characteristics

IDTime of dayObservation time (hours)Care areaDisposition decisionAccompanied
LEP1Day5.45Fast-trackDischargedYes
LEP2Day3.62*Fast-trackDischargedNo
LEP3Night/Weekend6.78Fast-trackDischargedYes
LEP4Afternoon6.05Main EDDischargedNo
LEP5Day3.13Fast-trackDischargedNo
LEP6Afternoon6.83Main EDAdmittedYes
LEP7Afternoon3.47Main EDDischargedYes
LEP8Night/Weekend8†Main EDUnknownNo
LEP9Night/Weekend3.7Main EDDischargedYes
  • *Indicates that exact time the patient left ED is unknown because participant left before discharge.

  • †Indicates that observation ended after 8 hours but patient was still in the ED.

  • LEP, limited English proficiency.