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Table 2 Characteristics of patients identified by the various systems during the HIRT-A periods

From: Physician staffed helicopter emergency medical service dispatch via centralised control or directly by crew – case identification rates and effect on the Sydney paediatric trauma system

  Identified for physician team response by the HIRT system (n = 20) Identified for physician team response by RLTC system (n = 3) Not identified for physician team response (n = 21) P
Mean Age - years 7.3 ± 4.6 6.0 ± 4.6 7.3 ± 5.8 0.92
Median ISS 25 (18-34) 21 (18-no 75th percentile available) 18 (17-23) 0.011
Median time to arrival in PTC - minutes 67 (31-101) 92 (20-no 75th percentile available) 261 (68-348) 0.015
Median length of ICU stay - days 2 (0-11) 2 (0-no 75th percentile available) 0 (0-2) 0.045
Median length of hospital stay - days 8 (1-42) 5 (1-no 75th percentilile available) 7 (4-14) 0.83