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Table 6 Comparison of clinical courses 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*
Complications requiring treatment during first 24 hours; % (10/0)## 32 33 0.20
Complications associated with main diagnosis during hospital stay which required treatment; % (8/1) 33 44 0.12
Hospital stay (days); median (25:e,75:e percentile) (5/0) 7 (5,14) 5 (3,10) 0.27
Mortality;    
In hospital (2/0) 7 0 0.06
In hospital (2/0) 10 4 0.16
  1. *age-adjusted.
  2. ##number of missing in the two groups, respectively.