TABLE 1

Percentage Distribution of Patient Demographic Characteristics for All ED Visits and 18 Clinical Conditions Chosen for Indicator Development (April 1, 2003, to March 31, 2004)

VariableAll VisitsAdolescent Mental Health (12–19 y)Ankle Injury (5–19 y)AsthmaBronchiolitis (3–24 mo)CellulitisCroupFeverGastroenteritisIntentional Poisoning (12–19 y)Neonatal Jaundice (0–28 d)LacerationsTraumaMinor Head InjuryPharyngitis (1–19 y)SeizuresType 1 DiabetesUnintentional Poisoning (1–19 y)Urinary Tract Infection
No. of total visits1 226 84916 13638 79232 0144993657111 446115 96727 4792288169384 90745 27810 18739 5859410265145615 512
Age, %
    0–90 d2.60.00.72.13.2100.00.10.90.91.41.8
    3–24 mo15.311.2100.014.468.939.631.819.811.516.516.430.62.125.29.9
    2–4 y17.528.96.431.132.625.77.48.120.25.525.07.412.515.7
    5–9 y18.415.526.422.215.817.923.720.221.325.913.819.716.719.5
    10–14 y19.621.040.717.023.65.79.118.420.131.519.522.412.230.314.39.9
    15–19 y26.679.043.816.432.74.012.381.628.927.921.529.817.040.531.443.2
Gender, % male53.534.154.860.861.958.564.552.551.621.959.169.265.461.645.254.949.154.611.4
Triage level, %
    1 : resuscitation0.20.50.10.40.40.00.40.10.12.00.20.11.60.03.41.13.50.1
    2: emergent5.214.60.617.822.81.115.36.24.644.127.71.112.61.234.332.329.43.1
    3: urgent31.153.111.951.156.519.954.848.552.347.945.515.285.831.519.455.053.746.935.6
    4: semiurgent49.627.168.926.218.057.126.440.838.55.221.269.454.961.26.710.417.151.3
    5: nonurgent13.84.818.64.52.321.93.14.44.50.75.414.213.618.30.72.63.19.9
Disposition, %
    Discharged89.468.495.387.070.490.990.987.888.748.568.995.783.294.893.975.153.587.991.1
    Left before visit completion5.13.63.01.60.62.01.36.13.01.71.33.62.53.95.21.61.52.01.9
    Admitted4.421.21.210.326.36.36.95.47.541.327.50.49.60.90.620.340.78.66.4
    Transferred1.16.80.51.12.70.81.00.70.78.52.20.44.60.50.23.04.31.30.7
    Death in EDa0.020.010.10.010.2
  • Age 0 to 19 years unless otherwise specified.

  • a When rounded to 1 decimal place, most % death round to 0 and, thus, are reported to 2 decimal places.