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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 6(2); 1995 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1995;6(2): 381-387.
Kyung Hwan Kim, Hong Yong Kim
Department of Emergency Medicine, Inje University Medical College, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  Published online: December 31, 1995.
We have reviewed 46,429 Patients who visited the emergency room from August 1, 1994 to July 31, 1995 in order to look for a more appropriate management of the emergency medical system The types and patterns of emergency patients are summarized as follow: 1. Male to female ratio was 1.23:1 and the most common age group was first decade. 2. The peak time of patient's entrance in emergency room was between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm(14.5%), and second peak was between 10:00 pm and 12:00 pm(13.7%). 3. The most predominant weekly distribution was Sunday(21.3%), and the least was Thursday(11.8%). 4. The most predominant monthly distribution of visit was September, 1994 and the least was March, 1995. 5. The most frequent duration of treatment at Emergency Room was within one hour(45.7%). 6. The most predominant department of treatment at Emergency Room was the department of pediatric(26.1%). 7. Trauma was occupied 23.5% in all of the patients. Simple laceration(or contusion) was the most common causes(74.4%). Automobile accident was the second most common causes(20.3%). 8. The number of the patients including D.O.A. and D.A.A were 312 cases and overall mortality rate was 0.67%.
Key words: Emergency Room
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