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Table 2 Length of stay and 30-day mortality among GP- and 1–1-2 triaged chest pain patients according to ICD10-diagnosis

From: Chest pain in the ambulance; prevalence, causes and outcome - a retrospective cohort study

  Total transports, n Median LOS, hours (Q1;Q3) 30-day Mortality, % (95%CI)
Number of transports 10,033 10.6 (3.6;41.3) 2.1% (1.8–2.4%)
Acute cardiac conditions 1318 88.0 (53.6;122.3) 4.6% (3.4–5.9%)
 AMI 1054 91.0 (65.0;122.4) 4.0% (2.8–5.5%)
  STEMI 340 93.0 (72.3;120.5) 3.5% (1.8–6.2%)
  NSTEMI 714 88.4 (55.2;124.5) 4.2% (2.8–6.1%)
 Other acute cardiovascular conditions: 264 65.2 (14.2;121.9) 7.0% (4.0–11.3%)
  UAP 140 62.5 (28.6;108.1) 1.8% (0.2–6.4%)
  Cardiac arrest 11 1.3 (1.0;123.3) 60.0% (26.2–87.8%)
  Ventricular tachycardia 15 73.6 (48.6;209.1) 0.0% (0.0–30.8%)
  Aortic dissection 21 137.4 (3.0;266.4) 21.1% (6.1–45.6%)
  Pulmonary Embolism 77 69.1 (4.1;99.8) 4.6% (1.0–12.9%)
Other conditions: 3647 16.0 (3.9;53.1) 3.6% (2.9–4.4%)
 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases 106 13.8 (2.4;132.3) 11.8% (5.6–21.3%)
 Neoplasms 21 73.5 (3.0;265.2) 35.7% (12.8–64.9%)
 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases 67 6.1 (3.0;32.7) 8.1% (1.7–21.9%)
 Mental and behavioral disorders 108 2.7 (1.3;15.1) 0.0% (0.0–7.0%)
 Diseases of the nervous system 42 5.0 (2.4;20.5) 3.4% (0.1–17.8%)
 Diseases of the circulatory system (other than acute) 1734 20.6 (7.3;52.3) 2.5% (1.7–3.5%)
 Diseases of the respiratory system 599 22.3 (3.1;93.0) 6.3% (4.2–9.0%)
 Diseases of the digestive system 308 10.2 (2.6;53.7) 2.2% (0.7–5.1%)
 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue 113 5.0 (2.0;8.9) 2.4% (0.3–8.2%)
 Diseases of the genitourinary system 93 19.2 (5.0;70.3) 3.5% (0.4–12.1%)
 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes 152 2.9 (1.7;6.0) 3.2% (0.7–9.1%)
 Other diagnosesa 304 10.0 (2.8;27.8) 2.4% (0.8–5.5%)
No final diagnosis: 5068 7.4 (3.0;14.8) 0.4% (0.2–0.6%)
 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings 2394 3.9 (2.0;8.6) 0.5% (0.2–0.9%)
 Medical observation and evaluation for suspected diseases and conditions or other reasons 2674 10.3 (6.4;19.5) 0.2% (0.1–0.6%)
  1. GP General practitioner, UAP Unstable angina pectoris, AMI Acute myocardial infarction, STEMI ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, NSTEMI non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  2. aICD-10 Chapters containing < 1% of the total number of transports