Table 2

Characteristics of the chart review sample

CharacteristicPA
n=4580
FY1 doctor
n=2825
Total
n=7405
P value
n (%)n (%)n
Age (years)
 <1860 (1.3%)52 (1.8%)112<0.001
 18–441529 (33.4%)1261 (44.6%)2790
 45–651168 (25.5%)735 (29.1%)1903
 65+1823 (39.8%)777 (27.5%)2600
Gender
 Male1828 (39.9%)1225 (43.4%)30530.003
 Female2752 (60.1%)1600 (56.6%)4352
Time of day seen
 0800–16002682 (58.6%)2311 (81.8%)4993<0.001
 1600–00001897 (41.4%)514 (18.2%)2411
Day of week seen
 Weekday (Monday–Friday)3354 (73.2%)2620 (92.7%)5974<0.001
 Weekend (Saturday/Sunday)1226 (26.8%)205 (7.3%)1431
Department
 UTC529 (11.6%)1563 (55.3%)20920.000
 Majors3947 (86.2%)1210 (42.8%)5157
 Resus104 (2.3%)52 (1.8%)156
Disposal
 Admitted2011 (43.9%)540 (19.1%)2551<0.001
 Discharged2569 (56.1%)2285 (80.9%)4854
  • FY1, foundation year 1 doctor in training; PA, physician associates; UTC, urgent treatment centre.