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Table 1 Data collection instrument

From: A retrospective quality assessment of pre-hospital emergency medical documentation in motor vehicle accidents in south-eastern Norway

Accident number Motor vehicle number: Patient number:
Dispatch criterion Member from research accident team alerted and dispatched by the EMCC Y N  
Motor vehicle accident    
- suspicion of serious injury or death    
Patient record retrieved Police Y N  
  EMCC Y N  
  Ground ambulance Y N  
  Air ambulance Y N  
In case of missing EMS records Hospital/LEMC Y N  
Personal identification data Patient First name Y N  
  Patient Family name Y N  
  Birth date (6-digit) Y N  
  Social security number (11-digit) Y N  
Logistic variables EMCC Unique Identifier Number Y N  
  Accident date Y N  
  Transport destination Y N Wrong  
  Patient encounter times   
  Alarm at EMCC Y N  
  Ground/Air ambulance departure from station Y N
  Ground/Air ambulance arrival on scene Y N
  Ground/Air ambulance departure from scene Y N
  Ground/Air ambulance arrival at destination Y N
Glasgow coma scale (GCS) GCS exact value documented Y N  
  GCS RTS category 4 3 2 1 0  
  GCS RTS category inferred Y N  
  GCS assessments repeated every 20 min Y N  
Respiratory rate (RR) RR exact value documented Y N  
  RR RTS category 4 3 2 1 0  
  RR RTS category inferred Y N  
  RR assessments repeated every 20 min Y N  
Systolic blood pressure (SBP) SBP exact value documented Y N  
  SBP RTS category 4 3 2 1 0  
  SBP RTS category inferred Y N  
  SBP assessments repeated every 20 min Y N  
Variables relevant for mechanism of injury (MOI) ≥ 2 MOI factors documented   Y N
  MOI reported as Check boxes Free text
  Patient location in vehicle Driver  
   Front passenger  
   Rear passenger  
  1. Y N indicates whether variables were documented or not (Y = yes, N = no), for each relevant service