Table 3

The patient-level and visit-level characteristics of ED users based on the number of visits in the secondary hospital

Number of ED visits12–45–78–1011–1516≥
Patient level Number of patients (%): n=4760
Age
 14<439 (91.6)38 (7.9)1 (0.2)1 (0.2)0 (0)0 (0)
 15–641879 (86.8)267 (12.3)11 (0.5)6 (0.3)0 (0)2 (0.1)
 65≥1670 (78.9)426 (20.1)18 (0.9)1 (0)1 (0)0 (0)
Gender
 Male1894 (82.2)390 (16.9)12 (0.5)5 (0.2)1 (0)1 (0)
 Female2094 (85.2)341 (13.9)18 (0.7)3 (0.1)0 (0)1 (0)
In-hospital death
 No3832 (83.3)727 (15.8)30 (0.7)8 (0.2)1 (0)2 (0)
 Yes156 (97.5)4 (2.5)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Receiving public assistance
 No3980 (83.8)731 (15.4)29 (0.6)7 (0.1)1 (0)2 (0)
 Yes8 (80.0)0 (0)1 (10.0)1 (10.0)0 (0)0 (0)
Visit level Number of visits (%): n=6122
 Use of ambulance
 No2921 (63.7)300 (28.4)138 (3.0)44 (0.1)13 (0.3)169 (3.7)
 Yes1068 (69.5)399 (26.0)33 (2.1)28 (1.8)1 (0)8 (0.5)
Hospitalisation
 No3052 (65.0)1264 (26.9)127 (2.7)66 (1.4)8 (0.2)175 (3.7)
 Yes937 (65.5)435 (30.4)44 (3.1)6 (0.4)6 (0.4)2 (0.1)
  • ED, emergency department.