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Table 2 Medical characteristics of respondents

From: Patients’ time perception in the waiting room of an ambulatory emergency unit: a cross-sectional study

Medical characteristics Respondents
  n (%)
Emergency level according to SETS
 1 0 (0)
 2 18 (3.5)
 3 450 (88.4)
 4 41 (8.1)
Reason for ED visit
 Limb trauma 128 (25.1)
 Skin/soft tissue ailment/infection 54 (10.6)
 Arthralgia, myalgia, neuralgia 45 (8.8)
 Pain and/or oedema of a limb 36 (7.1)
 Abdominal pain 24 (4.7)
 Cervicalgia, back pain, low back pain 24 (4.7)
 Influenza syndrome 24 (4.7)
 Superficial wounds 17 (3.3)
 Cough, sputum 15 (2.9)
 Others 142 (28.1)
Family doctor
 Yes 379 (74.5)
 No 127 (25)
 Missing data 3 (0.5)
Already consulted at the same emergency unit
 Yes 355 (69.7)
 No 154 (30.3)
  1. SETS Swiss Emergency Triage Scale