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Table 1 Bivariate analysis of ED waiting times (n = 82,883)

From: Emergency Department waiting times in a tertiary children’s hospital in Israel: a retrospective cohort study

Predictors of ED waiting timea Unadjusted waiting time in minutes (95% CI)
Age
 ≤ 1 year
 > 1 year
37.94 [37.92 to 37.96] 38.25 [37.98 to 38.45]
Gender
 Male
 Female
37.48 [37.25 to 37.68]
38.10 [37.85 to 38.26]
Ethnicity
 Jewish
 Arab
38.31 [37.91 to 38.54]
37.95 [37.62 to 38.24]
Diagnosis
 Trauma
 Medical
38.14 [37.92 to 38.37]
37.87 [37.65 to 38.25]
24-h time of arrival
 07:00–15:00
 15:00–23:00
 23:00–07:00
40.20 [39.87 to 40.52]
39.84 [39.53 to 40.16]
37.23 [36.45 to 39.68]
Triage levelb
 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
28.31 [26.86 to 29.73]
29.72 [28.99 to 30.38]
33.86 [33.31 to 34.37]
35.30 [34.74 to 35.83]
42.45 [40.23 to 44.69]
  1. Notes
  2. ED Emergency Department, CI Confidence Interval
  3. aED waiting time = Time from patient registration at the reception desk until completion of triage process
  4. bPediatric Canadian Triage Acuity Scale:
  5. Level 1- patient requires immediate evaluation and care;
  6. Level 2 - patient requires evaluation and care within 15 min;
  7. Level 3 - patient requires evaluation and care within 30 min;
  8. Level 4 - patient requires evaluation and care within 60 min;
  9. Level 5 - patient requires evaluation and care within 120 min