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Table 4 Degree of disability at 3 months defined by the modified Rankin Scale in patients admitted to a stroke unit and who received thrombolysis

From: The impact of a physician-staffed helicopter on outcome in patients admitted to a stroke unit: a prospective observational study

  Number of persons under observation in each group (GEMS/HEMS) GEMS, mean (SD) HEMS, mean (SD) Unadjusted mean difference (95% CI) P value Adjusteda mean difference (95% CI) P value
Modified Rankin Scale after 3 months
 Patients who underwent thrombolysis (n = 368) 309/57 2.21 (2.07) 2.09 (2.03) −0.12 (−0.70; 0.46) 0.69 −0.20 (−0.74; 0.33) 0.46
Modified Rankin Scale after 3 months
 Directly referred patients who underwent thrombolysis (n = 310) 262/54 2.27 (2.10) 2.17 (2.05) −0.10 (−0.71; 0.51) 0.75 −0.19 (−0.75; 0.38) 0.52
  1. GEMS ground emergency medical services, HEMS helicopter emergency medical services, NIHSS National Institute of Health Stroke Scale. Co-morbidity was defined as having at least one of the following conditions: diabetes, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, previous myocardial infarction, previous stroke
  2. aAdjusted for age (quadratic), sex (male/female), co-morbidity (yes/no) and NIHSS (continuous)