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Table 4 Comparison of triage note cohorts by patient demographics and triage note recommendations

From: Clinical decision support improves quality of telephone triage documentation - an analysis of triage documentation before and after computerized clinical decision support

Patient and note disposition characteristics Triage note cohorts (CDS = clinical decision support) Differences between cohorts (p-value, Ho: cohorts equal)
  CDS (N = 50) Pre CDS (N = 50) No CDS (N = 50) CDS-Pre CDS CDS- No CDS Pre CDS- NoCDS
Mean patient age (SD) 35.5 (30) 32.9 (28) 53.4 (25) 2.6 (0.65) 17.9 (0.0015) 20.5 (0.0002)
Female% (n) 60% (30) 64% (32) 58% (29) 4% (0.84) 2% (0.99) 6% (0.68)
Recommended emergency/911 disposition% (n) 8% (4) 10% (5) 0% (0) 2% (0.99) 8% (0.12) 10% (0.056)
Recommended office appointment disposition% (n) 50% (25) 48% (24) 36% (18) 2% (0.99) 14% (0.23) 12% (0.31)