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Table 3 Pathway by first call for people who were attended by ambulance clinicians, along with details of repeat attendances for those individuals, and mortality during the following year after first attendance

From: Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study

Pathway of 1st call Pathway Frequency
N (%)
Lowest SAS priority by final AMPDS code
N (% Pathway Frequency)
Additional calls to ambulance service
N (% Pathway Frequency)
Deaths within 1 day of call
N (% by pathway)
Deaths > 1 day and < 1 year
N (%people by pathway)
S 800 (11.8%) 498 (62.3%) 321 (40.1%) 29 (3.6%) 22 (2.8%)
SE 3369 (49.6%) 1579 (46.8%) 1630 (48.4%) < 15 80 (2.4%)
SEA 995 (14.6%) 402 (40.4%) 455 (45.7%) < 15 50 (5.3%)
SEM or SM 656 (9.7%) 354 (54.0%) 251 (38.3%) 0 27 (4.1%)
Other 982 (14.4%) 470 (48.1%) 581 (59.2%) < 15 61 (6.2%)
Total 6802 (100%) 3303 (48.6%) 3238 (47.6%) 39 (0.6%) 240 (3.5%)
  1. S Ambulance, E ED, A Acute admission, M Psychiatric hospital admission