Nine out of 10 emergency visits take 7.5 hours or less [Canada] – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 20 June 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013. Filed under: Emergency Medicine | Tags: , |

Nine out of 10 emergency visits take 7.5 hours or less [Canada] – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 20 June 2013

“Nine out of 10 hospital emergency department (ED) visits were 7.5 hours or less in 2011–2012. The median (average) time spent—from time of registration to time the patient left the ED—was 2.4 hours, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). This information is based on available data covering more than half of the ED visits in Canada, including all of those in Ontario, Alberta and Yukon.

Complex patients can expect to spend more than twice as long in the ED as minor/uncomplicated patients. Nine out of 10 of the complex patients spent 10.5 hours or less in the ED in 2011–2012. In comparison, 9 out of 10 of the minor/uncomplicated patients spent 4.2 hours or less in the ED.”

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