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Table 1 General characteristics of hospital and ED performance

From: Portrait of rural emergency departments in Québec and utilization of the provincial emergency department management Guide: cross sectional survey

Characteristics Means ± SDa or %
No of hospital beds 43 ± 25
No of stretchers 6 ± 3
Annual ED patient visits 18 813 ± 6 151
Triage level  
 Level 1 1 %
 Level 2 2 %
 Level 3 20 %
 Level 4 36 %
 Level 5 42 %
ED Performance (wait in hours)
 ED length of stay 12 ± 4
 Wait time 3 ± 2
 Average length of stay in the ED for hospitalized patients 15 ± 7
 Average length of stay in the ED for non-hospitalized patients 11 ± 3
 Percentage of ED stays over 48 h 2.2 %
Distance to trauma center level 1 or 2
 EDs > 300 km from a Level 1 trauma center 43 % (10/23)
 EDs > 300 km from a Level 2 trauma center 48 % (11/23)
 Air medevac capability 30 % (7/23)
  1. aStandard deviation