Table 2

Description by number of recurrent visits

Number of recurrent visitsAgeNumber of patients (%)Mean days between visitsArrival by EMS (%)Medical (%)Chronic underlying disease (%)Trauma (%)Male (%)Admission (%)Length of ED stay (min)Public medical insurance (%)
P<0.01P<0.01P<0.01P<0.01P=0.12P<0.01P<0.01P<0.01P=0.07P<0.01
None4.46±4.323 384 (69.2)NA1168 (5.21)17 169 (73.4)6770 (29.0)5568 (23.8)12 986 (58.0)2597 (11.1)138.6±160.122 302 (95.4)
One3.72±4.05610 (16.6)114.6±111.0299 (5.3)4013 (71.5)1579 (28.1)1481 (26.3)3256 (58.0)556 (9.9)140.2±160.45425 (96.7)
Two3.08±3.52353 (7.0)99.8±103.4121 (5.1)1732 (73.6)657 (28.0)582 (24.7)1400 (59.4)258 (11.0)140.5±156.52292 (97.4)
Three2.82±3.41172 (3.5)83.4±91.362 (5.2)846 (72.1)327 (28.0)303 (25.8)727 (62.0)119 (10.2)137.2±152.91126 (96.1)
Four or more2.24±2.81246 (3.7)69.0±82.584 (6.7)937 (75.2)347 (27.8)280 (22.4)786 (63.0)153 (12.3)147.8±169.81204 (96.6)
Overall4.1±4.233 765102.2±105.31734 (5.1)24 697 (73.1)9680 (28.7)8214 (24.3)19 155 (56.7)3683 (10.9)139.3±160.132 349 (95.8)
  • Mean±SD.

  • ED, emergency department; EMS, emergency medical services.