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Table 4 Comparison of status on admission in 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*
Oxygen saturation (%); mean ± SD (1/1)## 96 ± 3 95 ± 4 0.90
Systolic blood pressure (mmHg); mean ± SD(1/2) 147 ± 27 153 ± 32 0.13
Heart rate (beats/min); mean ± SD (1/1) 84 ± 16 18 ± 3 0.64
Rate of breathing; mean ± SD (4/1) 18 ± 4 18 ± 3 0.96
Pale and/or cold sweat; % (1/0) 14 10 1.00
Nausea and/or vomiting; % (1/0) 6 4 1.00
Presence of pain; % (1/0) 20 14 0.43
Complications during transport requiring treatment; % (4/1) 11 12 1.00
  1. *age-adjusted.
  2. ##number of missing in the two groups, respectively.