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Table 2 Outcome of EMS dispatches after non-transportation

From: Safety of on-scene medical care by EMS nurses in non-transported patients: a prospective, observational study

Variable Overall population (n = 1095)
Completeness of the administrative reporting
 Complete 634 (57.9%)
 No reporting 21 (1.9%)
 No non-transportation form 337 (30.8%)
 Both incomplete 103 (9.4%)
Recommendation to seek secondary medical care
 Yes 369 (33.7%)
 No 283 (25.8%)
 Unknown 443 (40.5%)
Information provider  
 Patient 818 (74.7%)
 Alternative contact 105 (9.6%)
 Next of kin 3 (0.3%)
 Non-responding 169 (15.4%)
Patient satisfaction
 Satisfied 873 (79.7%)
 Indifferent 14 (1.3%)
 Unsatisfied 36 (3.3%)
 Would not tell/unknown 172 (15.7%)
Secondary medical attention requested
 No 651 (59.5%)
 Yes 271 (24.7%)
 Would not tell/unknown 173 (15.8%)
Secondary medical attention provided
 No 717 (65.5%)
 Yes 205 (18.7%)
  EMS 1 (0.1%)
  GP 118 (10.8%)
  Out of Office Hours GP services unit 35 (3.2%)
  Emergency Department 48 (4.4%)
  Unknown 173 (15.8%)
  1. Data are shown as Number (%)
  2. Non-transportation, on-scene medical care without transport; EMS emergency medical services, GP general practitioner