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Table 2 Predictors of waiting time in the ED (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 percentage of change in waiting time (95% CI) P value Adjusted percentage of change in waiting time (95% CI) P value
Age
 ≤ 1 year  > 1 year −0.15 [−0.20 to −0.11] Reference <0.001 −0·18 [−0.23 to −0.13] Reference < 0.001
Gender
 Male  Female −1.38 [−1.96 to −0·82] Reference 0.12 −1.25 [−1.79 to −0.65] Reference 0.25
Ethnicity
 Jewish  Arab 0.83 [−0.23 to 1.43] Reference 0.46 0.28 [−0.32 to 0.87] Reference 0.36
Diagnosis
 Trauma  Medical 0.39 [−0.21 to 0.99] Reference 0.20 0.02 [−0.51 to 0.73] Reference 0.68
24-h time of arrival
 07:00–15:00  15:00–23:00  23:00–07:00 5.79 [4.93 to 6.65] 4.86 [4.03 to 5.69] Reference <0.001 5.45 [4.59 to 6.31] 4.46 [3.62 to 5.29] Reference < 0.001
Triage levelb
 1  2  3  4  5 −25.5 [−29.3 to −21.7] −21.8 [−23.7 to −20.05] −10.9 [−12.34 to −9.54] −7.1 [−8.57 to −5.71] Reference <0.001 −25.5 [−29.03 to −21.5] −21.5 [−23.3 to −19.7] −10·8 [−12.22 to −9.41] −6.9 [−8.42 to −5.55] Reference <0.001
  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