Measurement Numbers Used for Time Spent in Emergency Departments
Data for time spent in the emergency department is reported using these measurement numbers:
- The average number of hours patients spent in the emergency department; a lower number is better.
- The percentage of patients whose visit to the emergency department finished within the Ontario target time, or the percentage of patients admitted to hospital from the emergency department within the Ontario target time. A higher percentage is better.
Data Sources for Time Spent in Emergency Departments
The data comes from the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System, Canadian Institute for Health Information. Data is provided by Access to Care, Cancer Care Ontario.
Parts of this material are based on data and information compiled and provided by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. However, the analyses, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of the Canadian Institute for Health Information.