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Table 4 Agreement between the EMS field assessment and the final diagnosis

From: The performance of the EMS triage (RETTS-p) and the agreement between the field assessment and final hospital diagnosis: a prospective observational study among children < 16 years

 EMS field assessment (n = 412)1
A. A defined final diagnosis classified as life threateningn = 13
1. The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final diagnosis5 (38.5)
2. The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the final diagnosis1 (7.7)
3. Typical symptoms related to the final diagnosis7 (53.8)
4. Atypical symptoms related to the final diagnosis0
5. More unusual symptoms related to the final diagnosis0
6. Field assessment as a non-specified organ system0
B. A defined final diagnosis not classified as life threateningn = 320
1. The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final diagnosis142 (44.4)
2. The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the final diagnosis25 (7.8)
3. Typical symptoms related to the final diagnosis120 (37.5)
4. Atypical symptoms related to the final diagnosis13 (4.1)
5. More unusual symptoms related to the final diagnosis14 (4.4)
6. Field assessment as a non-specified organ system6 (1.9)
C. The final diagnosis is expressed as a symptomn = 70
1. The field diagnosis is in agreement with the final symptom2 (2.9)
2. The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the final symptom5 (7.1)
3. Field symptom and the final symptom are in agreement49 (70.0)
4. Field symptom and the final symptom are not in agreement7 (10.0)
5. Field assessment as a non-specified organ system7 (10.0)
D. The final diagnosis is described as a non-specific assessementn = 9
1. The field diagnosis is in agreement with the symptom2 (22.2)
2. The field diagnosis is not in agreement with the symptom2 (22.2)
3. Field symptom is in agreement with the final assessment2 (22.2)
4. Field symptom and final assessment are not in agreement3 (33.3)
5. Field assessment presented as a non-specified organ system0
  1. 1 Total number of final in-hospital diagnoses in 454 patients