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Table 2 Presenting symptoms of acute and non-acute patients in pre-HEINTS and HEINTS groups

From: The use of a dedicated neurological triage system improves process times and resource utilization: a prospective observational study from an interdisciplinary emergency department

  non-acute acute
pre-HEINTS (N = 114) HEINTS (N = 115) p value pre-HEINTS (N = 181) HEINTS (N = 185) p value
Presenting symptom, N (%)
 ataxia/movement disorder 0 5 0.060 0 5 0.061
 disorder of consciousness 3 3 1.000 12 13 1.000
 epileptic seizure 22 24 0.767 26 9 0.002
 headache 22 22 0.974 23 14 0.103
 other types of pain 4 0 0.059 1 0 0.498
 motor deficit 14 6 0.058 31 37 0.480
 confusion/amnesia 1 5 0.213 9 7 0.618
 impaired vision 4 3 0.722 9 10 1.000
 sensory deficit 9 13 0.381 16 15 0.802
Impaired speech/articulation/
 swallowing 1 5 0.213 26 21 0.436
 vertigo 28 19 0.132 13 50 < 0.001
 other 5 4 0.748 6 3 0.333
 non-neurological presenting symptom 4 5 1.000 6 1 0.065
 no classification possible 0 1 1.000 0 0 n. a.
  1. n. a. not applicable