QuickStatsEmergency Department (ED) Visits: Volumes and Median Length of Stay by Triage Level, Visit Disposition, and Main ProblemNational Ambulatory Care Reporting SystemRun Date: Jan-28-2021About this QuickStat
FootnotesReport Name: Emergency Department (ED) Visits: Volumes and Median Length of Stay by Triage Level, Visit Disposition, and Main Problem
Report ID: HP17
(a) Due to privacy and confidentiality concerns, and to minimize the risk of residual disclosure, volumes of fewer than 5 visits have been suppressed in the cells and removed from total visit counts.
(b) Emergency department (ED) visits for 2003–2004 to 2019–2020 are included, based on the data element Registration Date. These statistics reflect the number of visits, which does not necessarily equal the number of individuals.
(c) The number of facilities submitting ED visit data to the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS) varied between 2003–2004 and 2019–2020. ED visit data from Quebec is included in NACRS as of 2018–2019. Due to this variation, trending across fiscal years is not recommended. Please click “About this Quick Stat” for more details.
(d) Historical comparability of median length of stay might be affected by a number of issues associated with the NACRS time elements; please click “About this Quick Stat” for more details.
(e) Visit Disposition codes were modified as of 2018–2019; as such, changes were made to the groupings shown in this interactive tool. Results should be interpreted with caution when trending across fiscal years. Please click “About this Quick Stat” for more details.
(f) The “all” sex category includes those categorized as male, female and other. Detailed counts for the “other” category are not shown for privacy reasons, as the figures are lower than 5.
(g) The “total” age category includes those with an unknown age. Detailed counts for the “unknown” category are not shown for privacy reasons, as the figures are lower than 5.
(h) Source: National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, Canadian Institute for Health Information.
(i) Detailed methodology information related to this report is available in “About this Quick Stat.”
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