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Table 2 Comparison of length of stay, complications, mortality and status after 3 months for patients with stroke in direct admission group (DAG) and control group (CG)

From: The clinical consequences of a pre-hospital diagnosis of stroke by the emergency medical service system. A pilot study

  DAG (n = 29) CG (n = 34) P
Length of stay in hospital, days 19 (11–24) 16 (9–28) 0.96
(median, IQ range)    
Pneumonia 2 (7%) 1 (3%) 0.59
Venous thromboembolism 0 (0%) 1 (3%) 1.00
Mortality 3 months after stroke 4 (14%) 5 (15%) 1.00
Living at home 3 months    
after stroke (of those living 15/21 (71%) 20 /32 (62%) 0.56
at home before)    
  1. IQ = Inter quartile.