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Table 4 Predictors of mortality and discharge with a acute cardiac diagnosis, according to accompanying symptom in the subgroup of patients with chest pain undergoing criteria-based dispatch

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

   30-day mortality Acute cardiac diagnosis during index admission
Total Risk Ratio (95% CI) P-value Deaths, n(%) Risk Ratio (95% CI) P-value Acute cardiac diagnoses, n(%)
Total 2634    69 (3%)    397 (15%)
Accompanying symptoms
 Non-responsive 9 9.79 (1.31;72.92) 0.026 1 (11%) 2.56 (0.74;8.86) 0.136 2 (22%)
 Dyspnoea 566 2.15 (1.03;4.51) 0.043 26 (5%) 1.8 (1.27;2.56) 0.001 82 (14%)
 Radiation/severe pain> 5 min 1068 1.25 (0.59;2.62) 0.558 26 (2%) 2.06 (1.5;2.84) < 0.001 183 (17%)
 Clammy skin/Uncomfortable/Nausea 488 0.8 (0.3;2.12) 0.653 7 (1%) 2.12 (1.51;3.0) < 0.001 90 (18%)
 Other or no 503 1.0 (ref.)   9 (2%) 1.0 (ref.)   40 (8%)