Table 6

Emergency visits: impact study (6 months) and implementation programme (6 and 12 months)

Baseline6 monthsPercentage changeP valueBetween 6 and 12 monthsPercentage changeP value
n%n%n%
Impact study* (n=667)19328.99014.7−53.40≤0.05NANANA
Implementation programme† (n=575)12120.26912−43.00≤0.05NANANA
Implementation programme‡ (n=160)4425.4NANANA1911.9−56.80≤0.05
  • *Impact study baseline is the number of emergency department visits in the 6-month period prior to the study, and from baseline to 6 months are the emergency department visits during the 6 months of the study.

  • †Implementation programme (6 months) baseline is the number of emergency department visits in the 6 months prior to the study. The 6-month period is from baseline to 6 months.

  • ‡Implementation programme (12 months) baseline is the number of emergency department visits during the first 6 months prior to the study. The 12 months is the number of emergency visits during the 6–12 months of the programme.

  • NA, not available.