Table 1

Patient characteristics

ED demographics during study duration (n=61 841)Participants sharing Google and EMR data (n=103)
n (%)n (%)
Age group
 18–3020 504 (33)74 (72)
 31–4010 204 (17)24 (23)
 41–508537 (14)4 (4)
 51–609682 (16)1 (1)
 >6012 914 (21)0 (0)
Gender
 Female37 036 (60)76 (73)
Race
 White18 634 (30)33 (32)
 Black36 959 (60)56 (54)
 Asian2242 (4)2 (3)
 Other2275 (4)3 (3)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino2471 (4)10 (8)
Chief complaint*
 Gastrointestinal41 (37)
 Obstetrics and gynaecology17 (17)
 Neurological16 (14)
 Respiratory11 (11)
 Cardiovascular11 (10)
 Genitourinary11 (9)
 Musculoskeletal10 (8)
 ENT8 (8)
 Infection7 (6)
 Injury3 (3)
 Other6 (5)
Search query quantity
 ≥500031 (26)
 1000–499939 (33)
 1–99933 (28)
  • *Percentages sum to more than 100% because some patients have multiple diagnoses.

  • ED, emergency department; EMR, electronic medical record; ENT, ear, nose and throat.