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Table 4 Differences in outcome after non-transportation between ambulance team and rapid responder

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

Variable Ambulance team (n = 935) Rapid responder (n = 160) P-value
Completeness of the nurse’s reporting
 Complete 521 (55.7%) 113 (70.6%) 0.001
 No reporting 17 (1%) 4 (2.5%)
 No non-transportation associated form 310 (33.2%) 27 (16.9%)
 Both incomplete 87 (9.3%) 16 (10.0%)
Recommendation to seek secondary medical care
 Yes 306 (32.7%) 63 (39.4%) 0.005
 No 232 (24.8%) 51 (31.9%)
 Unknown 397 (42.5%) 46 (28.7%)
Patient satisfaction
 Satisfied 751 (80.3%) 122 (76.3%) 0.313
 Indifferent 12 (1.3%) 2 (1.3%)
 Unsatisfied 27 (2.9%) 9 (5.6%)
 Would not tell/unknown 145 (15.5%) 27 (16.9%)
Secondary medical attention requested
 No 541 (57.9%) 115 (71.9%) 0.004
 Yes 248 (26.5%) 23 (14.4%)
 Unknown 146 (15.6%) 27 (16.9%)
Secondary medical attention provided
 No 602 (64.4%) 115 (71.9%) 0.018
 Yes 187 (20.0%) 18 (11.3%)
  EMS 1 (0.3%) NA 0.418
  GP 108 (32.4%) 10 (22.2%)
  Out of Office Hours GP services unit 32 (9.6%) 3 (6.7%)
  Emergency Department 43 (12.9%) 5 (11.1%)
  Unknown 146 (15.6%) 27 (16.9%)  
  1. Data are shown as N (%)
  2. EMS emergency medical services, GP general practitioner
  3. Boldface in the Table indicates significance