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Table 3 Characteristics of calls taken by 211 nurses (N = 231,112)

From: The effect of attitude to risk on decisions made by nurses using computerised decision support software in telephone clinical assessment: an observational study

Characteristic % (n)
Sex of patient  
   Male 42% (96090)
   Female 58% (135022)
Age of patient  
   5 years or less 18% (42344)
   6 – 15 10% (23812)
   16 – 35 24% (55985)
   36 – 65 28% (65032)
   66 or older 19% (43860)
Time of call  
   In hours 9% (19832)
   Out of hours 91% (211280)
Triage decision  
   Self care 16% (36342)
   Other 84% (194770)