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Table 2 Instrument to compare the pre-hospital assessment with the final hospital assessment

From: Patient safety and patient assessment in pre-hospital care: a study protocol

A A defined final diagnosis classified as life threatening. Example: myocardial infarction
1) The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final diagnosis. Example: suspected myocardial infarction or unstable angina pectoris
2) The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the final diagnosis. Example: pneumonia
3) Typical symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: chest discomfort
4) Atypical symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: dyspnoea
5) More unusual symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: abdominal pain
6) Field assessment as a non-specified organ system. Example: circulation
B A defined final diagnosis classified as not life threatening. Example: bronchitis
1) The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final diagnosis. Example: pneumonia
2) The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the final diagnosis. Example: congestive heart failure
3) Typical symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: fever and coughing
4) Atypical symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: dyspnoea
5) More unusual symptoms related to the final diagnosis are described. Example: vertigo
6) Field assessment as a non-specified organ system. Example: airways
C The final diagnosis is expressed as a symptom. Example: dyspnoea
1) The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final symptom. Example: congestive heart failure
2) The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the symptom. Example: stroke
3) Field symptoms and final symptoms are in agreement. Example: breathing problem
4) Field symptoms and final symptoms are not in agreement Example: chest discomfort
5) Field assessment as a non-specified organ system. Example: circulation
D The final diagnosis is expressed as a non-specific assessment. Example: psychiatric insufficiencies
1) The field diagnosis is in agreement with the symptom. Example: psychosis
2) The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the symptom. Example: stroke
3) Field symptoms are in agreement with final assessment. Example: anxiety
4) Field symptoms and final assessment are not in agreement. Example: chest discomfort
5) Field assessment presented as a non-specified organ system. Example: nervous conditions
E The patient is transported to a level of care other than the hospital and no final diagnosis is available.
1) Patient refereed to primary care
2) Patient stayed at home or at a nursing home with extended home care
3) Patient stayed on scene with self-care advice