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Table 4 Relationship between 24/7access to services, ED volume and inter-facility transfers

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

Variables Overall transfers, means ± SD p value Emergency transfers, means ± SD p value Nonemergency transfers, means ± SD p value
ICU       
 Yes 270 ± 127 0.022 44 ± 29 0.082 226 ± 114 0.048
 No 382 ± 69   85 ± 34   297 ± 44  
CT scanner       
 Yes 293 ± 116 0.929 54 ± 8 0.839 239 ± 103 0.854
 No 299 ± 159   50 ± 45   250 ± 125  
Portable ultrasound machine       
 Yes 321 ± 118 0.059 60 ± 35 0.055 261 ± 104 0.088
 No 198 ± 105   27 ± 27   171 ± 87  
Ultrasound (radiologist)       
 Yes 304 ± 130 0.8130 52 ± 28 0.960 252 ± 113 0.771
 No 290 ± 126   53 ± 39   237 ± 107  
Psychiatrist       
 Yes 328 ± 119 0.223 58 ± 39 0.521 270 ± 108 0.225
 No 263 ± 127   48 ± 33   215 ± 102  
Obstetrician/gynecologist       
 Yes 278 ± 138 0.678 36 ± 25 0.067 242 ± 120 0.986
 No 303 ± 121   63 ± 38   241 ± 102  
Surgeon       
 Yes 301 ± 159 0.694 58 ± 37 0.104 243 ± 101 0.920
 No 269 ± 118   33 ± 24   236 ± 135  
Internist       
 Yes 300 ± 141 0.863 38 ± 25 0.094 262 ± 125 0.503
 No 290 ± 119   62 ± 39   228 ± 95  
Pediatrician       
 Yes 299 ± 101 0.941 32 ± 10 0.032 267 ± 95 0.661
 No 294 ± 130   56 ± 37   238 ± 109  
Orthopedist       
 Yes 280 ± 90 0.763 30 ± 9 0.009 251 ± 85 0.834
 No 297 ± 133   58 ± 37   240 ± 112  
Anesthetist       
 Yes 289 ± 121 0.787 57 ± 39 0.378 231 ± 105 0.556
 No 305 ± 138   44 ± 30   261 ± 113  
ED Volume       
 Low (<15 000) 287 ± 153 0.681£ 50 ± 46 0.602£ 237 ± 121 0.788*
 Medium (15 00–19 999) 260 ± 117   42 ± 33   218 ± 95  
 High (≥20 000) 317 ± 120   60 ± 33   257 ± 111  
  1. *P value from anova test