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Table 6 Patient physiology documented

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

  Ground ambulance Air ambulance Hospital record only*
  N = 231 N = 75 N = 76
Patient physiology n (%) n (%) n (%)
Glasgow coma scale       
   Exact values 110 (48) 67 (89) 8 (11)
   RTS category documented 0   0   0  
   RTS category inferred 113 (49) 8 (11) 64 (84)
Repeated** 158 (68) 71 (95) (11) (15)
Respiratory rate       
   Exact values 23 (10) 5 (7) 0  
   RTS category documented 124 (54) 60 (80) 0  
   RTS category inferred 59 (26) 4 (5) 38 (50)
Repeated 109 (47) 60 (80) 1  
Systolic blood pressure       
   Exact values 122 (53) 63 (84) 5 (7)
   RTS category documented 10 (4) 4 (5) 0  
   RTS category inferred 47 (20) 4 (5) 32 (42)
Repeated 103 (45) 68 (91) 3 (4)
  1. Repeated: Documentation of repeated assessment of the variable at least every 20th minute. EMCC: Emergency Medical Communication Centre. *Hospital arrival records were evaluated when ground and air ambulance records were missing. **Includes free text descriptions of change (or no change) in conscious level.