Examen du lien entre la marginalisation communautaire et le temps d’attente au service des urgences en Ontario, Canada

Translated title of the contribution: Examining the association between community-level marginalization and emergency room wait time in Ontario, Canada

Erica J. McDonald, Matthew Quick, Mark Oremus

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Abstract

Objective: This study examines the association between community-level marginalization and emergency room (ER) wait time in Ontario. Methods: Data sources included ER wait time data and Ontario Marginalization Index scores. Linear regression models were used to quantify the association. Results: A positive association between total marginalization and overall, high-acuity and low-acuity ER wait time was found. Considering specific marginalization dimensions, we found positive associations between residential instability and ER wait time and negative associations between dependency and ER wait time. Conclusions: Reductions in community-level marginalization may impact ER wait time. Future studies using individual-level data are necessary.

Translated title of the contributionExamining the association between community-level marginalization and emergency room wait time in Ontario, Canada
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)64-76
Number of pages13
JournalHealthcare Policy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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