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Table 3 Performed medical interventions, 30-day mortality and proportions of patients suffering from hypoxia or hypotension when encountered by HEMS. Reported as percentage (%)

From: Standardised data collection in prehospital critical care: a comparison of medical problem categories and discharge diagnoses

Medical problem Hypoxic (%) Advanced airway (%) Hypotensive (%) Vasoactive medication (%) 30-day mortality (%)
Cardiac arrest * 49 * 59 79
Trauma 6 17 6 11 11
Breathing difficulties 47 11 7 23 18
Chest pain 8 3 12 34 8
Stroke 9 38 3 24 38
Acute neurology (excluding stroke) 11 25 6 14 13
Psychiatric (including intoxication) 11 25 11 12 2
Gynecologic or obstetric 0.8 1 3 0.4 0.2
Infection 20 13 24 26 18
Other 9 11 19 18 14
  1. *Initial values cannot be measured