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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants before and after FTA implementation

From: The impact of a fast track area on quality and effectiveness outcomes: A Middle Eastern emergency department perspective

Variable Before FTA (Jan 2005)
n-4, 790
n (%)
After FTA (Jan 2006)
N = 5, 744
N (%)
Male (%) 2,730 (57%) 3,504 (61%)
Females (%) 2,060 (43%) 2,240 (39%)
Adult (%) 2,826 (59%) 3,561 (62%)
Pediatric (%) 1,964 (41%) 2,183 (38%)
Non urgent   
CTAS 5 740 (15.5%) 315 (5.5%)
CTAS 4 2,630 (54.9%) 3,302 (57.7%)
Urgent   
CTAS 3 1,296 (27.1%) 2,002 (35.0%)
CTAS 2 113 (2.4%) 87 (1.5%)