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Table 2 Characteristics of selected rural ED: visits and transfers

From: Lack of CT scanner in a rural emergency department increases inter-facility transfers: a pilot study

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 AVERAGE
Selected ED visits 13,531 13,524 13,827 12,883 12,942 13,341
Selected ED total patient transfers 456 433 395 448 488 444
3.4% 3.2% 2.9% 3.5% 3.8% 3.3%
Selected ED patient transfers to rural referral hospital 131 145 129 156 177 148
28.7% 33.5% 32.7% 34.8% 36.3% 33.2%
Selected ED transfers to rural referral hospital for a CT scan 101 116 108 140 158 125
77.1% 80.0% 83.7% 89.7% 89.3% 84.0%