As described earlier (see Section V), pathology test order data from the LIS were linked with ED admission, discharge, and triage data (from the EDIS) for patients who presented at an ED during the period August-September of 2008 to 2011. Four adult hospitals with EDs were included. The linked ED pathology dataset, contained information for 397,639 tests ordered for 55,933 patients (with 67,246 patient presentations) who had at least one pathology test ordered during their stay in the ED.

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