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Table 3 Predictors of whole body ultrasound resulting in confirmation of diagnosis, further workup or immediate treatment. OR: Odds Ratio, CI: Confidence Interval. Logistic regression of OR

From: Point-of-care ultrasound induced changes in management of unselected patients in the emergency department - a prospective single-blinded observational trial

Variable Patients n Beneficial ultrasound n (%) Crude analysis Adjusted analysis
OR 95% CI p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Triage level
 1 (ref) 79 2 (2.5) 1
 2 109 32 (29.4) 16.0 (3.7; 69.1) < 0.001 16.1 (3.7; 71.6) < 0.001
 3 175 56 (32.0) 18.1 (4.3; 76.4) < 0.001 17.6 (4.1; 75.8) < 0.001
 4 34 16 (47.1) 34.2 (7.2; 162.4) < 0.001 35.4 (7.2; 173.7) < 0.001
 5 6 3 (50.0) 38.5 (4.5; 323.6) 0.001 24.1 (2.4; 243.7) 0.007
Comorbidity
 None (ref) 251 45 (17.9) 1
 Cardiac disease 68 31 (45.6) 2.4 (1.4; 4.2) 0.003 2.3 (1.3; 4.3) 0.006
 Hypertension 77 32 (41.6) 2.3 (1.3; 4.0) 0.005 2.4 (1.3; 4.4) 0.005
 Pulmonary disease 40 22 (55.0) 3.5 (1.7; 7.0) < 0.001 2.9 (1.4; 6.2) 0.004
 Cancer 9 5 (55.6) 2.2 (0.5; 9.4) 0.302 3.2 (0.6; 17.3) 0.171
 Diabetes 32 10 (31.3) 0.7 (0.3; 1.7) 0.479 0.6 (0.2; 1.4) 0.208
Training level
 Specialist physician (ref) 85 20 (23.5) 1    
 3rd year resident 64 21 (32.8) 1.6 (0.8; 3.3) 0.211    
 1st year resident 254 68 (26.7) 1.2 (0.7; 2.1) 0.555