Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Propensity for performing interventions in pre-hospital trauma management – a comparison between physicians and non-physicians

  ISS 10-15 ISS 16-24 ISS > 24 Total
  Non-physician (n = 38) Physician (n = 31) p Non-physician (n = 47) Physician (n = 25) p Non-physician (n = 31) Physician (n = 30) p Non-physician (n = 116) Physician (n = 86) p
ISS (IQR) 13.0 (3.0) 12.0 (3.0) 0.29 17.0 (3.0) 20.0 (5.5) 0.048 29.0 (8.0) 34.0 (16.5) 0.019 17 (12) 20 (16) 0.34
Age, years (IQR) 44.0 (36.8) 47.0 (47.0) 0.23 48.0 (37.0) 48.0 (27.5) 0.67 41.0 (33.0) 37.0 (33.5) 0.78 44 (35.8) 44.5 (35.5) 0.49
Male 26 25 0.25 28 16 0.71 22 23 0.61 76 64 0.18
Female 12 6 0.25 19 9 0.71 9 7 0.61 40 22 0.18
Time on trauma scene, hh:mm (IQR) (N missing) 00:19 (00:11) (13) 00:18 (00:14) (0) 0.61 00:15 (00:10) (18) 00:14 (00:11) (0) 0.40 00:15 (00:11) (4) 00:12 (00:14) (2) 0.39 00:16 (00:10) (35) 00:15 (00:14) (2) 0.82
IPLOS, days (IQR) 5.5 (12.5) 9.0 (13.0) 0.058 4.0 (14.0) 9.0 (19.0) 0.083 13.0 (28.0) 0.5 (24.5) 0.27 5.5 (16) 7.5 (18.3) 0.24
Penetr. trauma 2 2 1.0 3 1 1.0 0 4 0.053 5 7 0.26
GCS (IQR) 15 (1) 15 (0) 0.32 14 (8) 15 (2.5) 0.032 13 (12) 6.5 (12) 0.302 14 (6.75) 15 (8) 0.34
Systolic b.p., mmHg (IQR) 130 (42.8) 139 (35) 0.75 120 (41) 130 (54.5) 0.16 100 (50) 105 (77.8) 0.53 120 (41) 130 (51.5) 0.18
Resp. rate, breaths/min (IQR) 20 (4) 20 (4) 0.73 16 (4) 20 (3.5) 0.001 20 (10) 16 (13.3) 0.98 20 (4) 20 (4.25) 0.17
30 day mort. 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.2%) 0.45 8 (17.0%) 4 (16.0%) 1.0 10 (32.3%) 17 (56.7%) 0.073 18 (15.5%) 22 (25.6%) 0.076
N.o. cases with <50 pct prob. of survival 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1.0 4 (8.5%) 1 (4.0%) 0.48 10 (32.3%) 16 (53.3%) 0.099 14 (12.1%) 17 (19.8%) 0.134
Prevented likely deaths 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1.0 1 (2.1%) 0 (0%) 0.47 1 (3.2%) 3 (10.0%) 0.29 2 (1.7%) 3 (3.5%) 0.43
Unlikely deaths 0 (0%) 1 (3.2%) 0.27 5 (10.6%) 3 (12.0%) 0.86 1 (3.2%) 4 (13.3%) 0.15 6 (5.2%) 8 (9.3%) 0.254
  1. Median and inter-quartile range (IQR). Mann-Whitney U test used for comparisons. Missing values indicated where appropriate.