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Table 1 Study objects characteristics and disposition

From: The effect of a Computerised Decision Support System (CDSS) on compliance with the prehospital assessment process: results of an interrupted time-series study

Variable Pre-Intervention (n =175 ) Post-Intervention (n =196 ) p-value
Age, years, mean (SD) 66.7 (19.9) 69.7 (20.5) 0.04
Sex, male (%) 43.4 54.1 0.04
Sex, female (%) 56.6 45.9  
Diagnostic category    
Cardiovascular symptoms (%) 19.4 21.9 0.86
Respiratory symptoms (%) 17.7 14.3  
Neurological symptoms (%) 28.0 29.6  
Gastrointestinal symptoms (%) 15.4 15.8  
Effected general conditions (%) 2.3 1.5  
Effected circulation including failing heart conducting system (%) 9.1 7.1  
Infections (%) 4.6 6.6  
Endocrine system symptoms (%) 1.7 2.0  
Allergic symptoms (%) 1.7 0.5  
Number of patient assessed per ambulance personnel    
Ambulance personnel 1 17 24 0.29
Ambulance personnel 2 20 14  
Ambulance personnel 3 15 16  
Ambulance personnel 4 16 27  
Ambulance personnel 5 26 23  
Ambulance personnel 6 17 23  
Ambulance personnel 7 16 19  
Ambulance personnel 8 18 19  
Ambulance personnel 9 13 11  
Ambulance personnel 10 17 10  
  1. The significance of continues variables was based on independent T-test and categorical variables Chi-square tests.