Table 1

Characteristics of chart review sample

CharacteristicPA
(n=2381)
FY2 doctor
(n=6435)
Total
(n=8816)
P value
N (%)N (%)N (%)
Age band (years)
 0–20300 (13.0%)656 (10.3%)956 (11.0%)0.002
 21–40543 (23.5%)1493 (23.5%)2036 (23.5%)
 41–60530 (22.9%)1406 (22.1%)1936 (22.3%)
 61–80551 (23.8%)1596 (25.1%)2147 (24.7%)
 81 and over390 (16.9%)1212 (19.0%)1602 (18.5%)
Sex
 Male1132 (47.5%)2933 (45.6%)4065 (46.1%)0.102
 Female1249 (52.5%)3501 (54.4%)4750 (53.9%)
Manchester triage score
 1 Immediate10 (0.6%)3 (0.1%)13 (0.2%)<0.001
 2 Very urgent163 (9.3%)565 (11.1%)728 (10.6%)
 3 Urgent770 (43.8%)2841 (55.7%)3611 (52.6%)
 4 Standard811 (46.1%)1681 (32.9%)2492 (36.3%)
 5 Non-urgent5 (0.3%)12 (0.2%)17 (0.2%)
ED area treated in
 Minor369 (20.1%)275 (6.8%)644 (10.9%)<0.001
 Major1266 (68.8%)3601 (88.4%)4867 (82.3%)
 Resuscitation2 (0.1%)4 (0.1%)6 (0.1%)
 Paediatrics181 (9.8%)174 (4.3%)355 (6.0%)
 Clinical decision unit or primary care21 (1.1%)20 (0.5%)41 (0.7%)
  • FY2, foundation year two; PA, physician associates.