Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 6 Characteristics of re-assessment by a physician after non-transportation dispatches

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

Variable Overall populatinpopulation (n = 205)
Delay of re-assessment by a physician, hours 12.6 (12.9%)
Complaint deteriorated at the time of request
 Yes 43 (22.9%)
 No 86 (54.6%)
 Won’t tell/unknown 46 (22.4%)
Consent to contact physician
 Yes 163 (79.5%)
 No 42 (20.5%)
Health care provider
 General Practitioner 92 (44.9%)
 Out of Office Hours GP services unit 19 (9.3%)
 Emergency Department 13 (6.3%)
 Unknown/Not applicable 81 (39.5%)
Definitive diagnosis
 Adverse effect medication 2 (1.0%)
 Arrhythmia 2 (1.0%)
 Asthma exacerbation 1 (0.5%)
 Collapse 2 (1.0%)
 Concussion 2 (1.0%)
 Cystitis 1 (0.5%)
 Fracture 3 (1.5%)
 Insult 4 (2.0%)
 Intestinal bleeding 1 (0.5%)
 Myalgia (no trauma) 6 (2.9%)
 Nephrolithiasis/Cholecystolithiasis 4 (2.0%)
 No consult 5 (2.4%)
 No pathology 16 (7.8%)
 Non-specific thoracic pain 5 (2.4%)
 Nnon-ST-elevation myocardial infarction 1 (0.5%)
 Other medical 7 (3.4%)
 Pancreatitis 2 (1.0%)
 Panic attack 18 (8.8%)
 Pneumonia 3 (1.5%)
 Small traumatic injuries 25 (12.2%)
 Transient Ischemic Attack 3 (1.5%)
 Unknown 82 (40.0%)
 Vasovagal syncope 4 (2.0%)
 Viral infection 6 (2.9%)
  1. Data are shown as N (%)