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Table 3 Health condition and health care consumption at six-week follow-up

From: Randomized clinical trial of bedside ultrasound among patients with abdominal pain in the emergency department: impact on patient satisfaction and health care consumption

  Ultrasound n = 360
n(%)
Not ultrasound n = 359
n(%)
p-value
Further examinations (performed or planned)* 111(31.1) 146(41.4) 0.004
Planned 40(11.2) 60(17.0)  
Completed 71(19.9) 86(24.4)  
Not planned 246(68.9) 206(58.6)  
   Computer tomography 12(3.4) 12(3.4) 0.989
   Ultrasound 13(3.7) 29(8.2) 0.010
   Laboratory tests 3(0.8) 1(0.3) 0.319
   Gastroscopy 16(4.5) 15(4.2) 0.867
   Colonoscopy 20(5.6) 38(10.7) 0.013
   Urography 19(5.3) 23(6.5) 0.512
   Other examinations 46(12.9) 58(16.4) 0.192
   Doctor consultation 88(24.7) 77(21.6) 0.329
Health condition**    0.984
totally well 218(60.7) 215 (59.9)  
partly well 78(21.7) 77(21.4)  
not well can not tell 59(16.4)
4(1.1)
63(17.5)
4(1.1)
 
can not tell 4(1.1) 4(1.1)  
  1. *Missing data in 3 patients in US group and 7 patients in not US group
  2. ** Missing data in 1 patient in US group