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Research Article

The Impact on Emergency Department Utilization and Patient Flows after Integrating with a General Practitioner Cooperative: An Observational Study

Table 1

After-hours ED patient characteristics; numbers and percentages of patients, total of 3 years before and 3 years after the start of the ECAP.

Before  AfterII  
2006–2008*2009–2011*
% %

Total non-ECAP hours
 94.77844.19050.588
Total ECAP hours
 110.69659.18210051.513100
Gender
 Male32.28354.526.84352.1
Age in years
 1–1713.87323.410.26419.9
 18–2910.70118.17.59114.7
 30–4913.69823.110.67420.7
 50–648.60414.58.67916.8
 65–8410.69818.111.98023.3
 ≥851.6082.72.3254.5
Time of visit
 8 a.m.–5 p.m.16.28527.514.30427.8
 5 p.m.–11 p.m.30.57551.725.57149.6
 11 p.m.–8 a. 12.32220.811.63822.5

Excluding December 2008 and December 2011; weekend days and national holidays; 7 days a week; 7 days a week; all changes are significant after the ECAP using chi-square testing.

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