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Table 3 Other outcomes. Number of diagnostic tests and required procedures, need for consultations, return rates, ICU admission rates

From: Nonspecific complaints in the emergency department – a systematic review

OutcomeStudyNSCSC 
Number of diagnostic testsBhalla et al.7.7 (95% CI 7.3–8.1)6.0 (95% CI5.7–6.2)p < 0.0001
Wachelder et al.3.3 (1.7)3.1 (1.8)p = 0.1
Required proceduresBhalla et al.73.3% (95% CI69.5–76.8)63.9% (95% CI 62.7–66.1)p < 0.0001
Need for > 1 consultationsWachelder et al.19 (7.8%)217 (14.1%)p = 0.03
ICU admissionsBhalla et al.3.8% (95% CI 2.4–6.1)3.51% (95% CI 2.9–4.3) 
Wachelder et al.2.5%2.9%p = 0.67
Return to EDWithin 30 daysLaMantia et al.OR1.57 (95% CI 1.06–2.3)p < 0.03
Within 90 daysWachelder et al.57 (23.4%)435 (28.5%)HR 0.8 (95% CI 0.6–1.1)