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Table 3.5f: National Waiting Time, 1997-1998
|Percent semi-urgent/non-urgent ED visits with wait time greater than or equal to one hour, United States, 1997-1998
|65 and over
The NHAMCS ED question is "Immediacy With Which Patient Should Be Seen"
1) Unknown/no triage (Excluded from the analysis)
2) Less than 15 minutes (Emergent)
3) 15-60 minutes (Urgent)
4) > 1 hour - 2 hours (Semi-urgent)
5) > 2 hours - 24 hours (Non-urgent)
Percentages presented in this table are based on the total number of visits for the variable of interest. For example, total percent is the percent of total ED visits where the waiting time for semi-urgent or non-urgent care ED visits was one hour or more. All percentages were calculated using the weighted numbers.
"Race" excludes multiple race.
DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality or confidentiality.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
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