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Table 2 Baseline characteristics for rapid admission (RA) group and control group (CG)

From: A pathway care model allowing low-risk patients to gain direct admission to a hospital medical ward − a pilot study on ambulance nurses and Emergency Department physicians

  RA (n = 51) CG (n = 51) p*
Age; mean ± SD 80 ± 11 73 ± 16 0.02
Women; % 53 61 0.21
Priority; %    
The Dispatch Centre    0.52#
1 22 20  
2 61 63  
3 18 18  
EMS    0.57
2 39 45  
3 61 55  
Triage colour; %    0.13
Green (RETTS) 31 20  
Yellow (RETTS) 69 80  
12-lead ECG recorded; % (0/5)##    
Delay (minutes); median 25th, 75th percentile)    
Call in – Call out (2/0) ### 11 (4,26) 7 (3,20) 0.57
Call out – arrival at patient 19 (11,25) 16 (11,24) 0.60
Call in – arrival at patient (2/0) 28 (16,43) 0.43  
  1. *age-adjusted (except for age itself).
  2. #priority as an ordered variable used in p-value calculations.
  3. ##number of missing in the two groups, respectively.
  4. ###call in = call received at the Dispatch Centre from patients/relatives; call out = call from the Dispatch Centre to the EMS.