Table 1

Summary of daily visits, age, triage level and discharge disposition across all periods of study

17 March to 30 April 2019Prepandemic
1 December 2019 to 27 January 2020
Early pandemic
28 January to 16 March 2020
Peak pandemic
17 March to 30 April 2020
Total number of visits22 65431 52526 6547535
Number of daily visits Mean±SD503.42±50.16543.53±58.8543.96±63.81167.44±40.72
Age median (IQR)5 (2–11)5 (2–10)6 (2–11)5 (1–11)
Triage level
 CTAS 1+23571 (16%)5747 (18%)4781 (18%)1488 (20%)
 CTAS 39711 (43%)14 420 (46%)12 054 (45%)3408 (45%)
 CTAS 4+59372 (41%)11 358 (36%)9819 (37%)2639 (35%)
Disposition
 Admitted893 (4%)1319 (4%)1098 (4%)535 (7%)
 Discharged21 663 (96%)30 079 (95%)25 432 (95%)6952 (92%)
 Transferred96 (0%)126 (0%)124 (0%)46 (1%)
Admissions per triage level
 CTAS 1+2570 (16%)894 (16%)752 (16%)338 (23%)
 CTAS 3286 (3%)376 (3%)313 (3%)180 (5%)
 CTAS 4+537 (0%)49 (0%)33 (0%)17 (1%)
  • The percentages presented in brackets for triage level and disposition represent the per cent of visits in that category (eg, CTAS 1+2) as compared with all visits during that period. The percentages presented in brackets for admissions per triage level represent the per cent of admissions in that category as compared with all visits in that category.

  • CTAS, Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale.