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Table 1 Quality indicator performance for patients surviving and not surviving 30 days after the P-EMS response

From: Mortality and quality of care in Nordic physician-staffed emergency medical services

Quality indicator Unit Alive after 30 days (n = 2293) mean (95% CI) Dead after 30 days (n = 521) mean (95% CI) p-value
Ability to respond immediately when alarmed % 95 (94–96) 95 (95%CI: 93–97) 0.226
Time to arrival of P-EMS minutes 33 (31–34) 30 (28–32) 0.106
On scene time minutes 19 (18–20) 29 (27–30) 0.000
Time to preferred destination minutes 83 (76–89) 79 (68–89) 0.542
Survival to hospital % 100 (100–100) 54 (50–58) 0.000
Debriefed responses % 71 (69–73) 73 (70–77) 0.293
Adverse events % 2 (1–2) 3 (1–4) 0.054
Complete documentation % 64 (62–66) 74 (70–78) 0.000
Guidelines for actual medical problem % 58 (55–60) 78 (74–82) 0.000
P-EMS involvement in dispatch % 44 (42–46) 37 (33–41) 0.000
P-EMS necessary to provide appropriate care % 35 (33–37) 55 (51–60) 0.000
Provision of advanced treatment % 42 (40–44) 76 (73–80) 0.000
Significant logistical contribution % 44 (42–46) 27 (23–31) 0.000
Patient enrolment in research projects % 7 (6–9) 11 (8–14) 0.013
Care for relatives % 93 (92–95) 95 (92–97) 0.413