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Table 2 Characteristics of emergency department presentations

From: Hospital revisits after paediatric tonsillectomy: a cohort study

  Number of cases (N)
Method of referral
Self-referred 4392 (92.31%)
Healthcare professional 366 (7.69%)
Mode of arrival
Private transportation 4130 (86.8%)
Road ambulance service 622 (13.07%)
Air ambulance/helicopter 6 (0.13%)
Australian Triage Scale
ATS 1, immediate treatment 5 (0.11%)
ATS 2, treatment within < 10 min 464 (9.75%)
ATS 3, treatment within < 30 min 2276 (47.84%)
ATS 4, treatment within < 60 min 1898 (39.89%)
ATS 5, treatment within < 120 min 115 (2.42%)
  1. ATS Australian Triage Scale