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Table 4 Health care consumption at two-year 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 = 388*)
Not ultrasound
(n = 383**)
 
  Median
(min-max)
Mean SD Median
(min-max)
Mean SD p-value
Number of out-patient admissions 5.0 (0-500) 13.8 31.6 7.0 (0-183) 13.5 19.9 0.220
Number of out-patient radiological examinations 1.0 (0-11) 1.4 2.0 1.0 (0-16) 1.5 2.1 0.294
Number of out-patient endoscopies 0.0 (0-3) 0.2 0.5 0.0 (0-3) 0.2 0.5 0.108
Number of in-patient admissions 0.0 (0-18) 1.1 2.3 0.0 (0-14) 1.1 2.2 0.774
Total amount of hospital days 0.0 (0-462) 6.0 26.3 0.0(0-470) 8.7 35.6 0.733
  1. *Missing data for 3 patients
  2. **Missing data for 6 patients