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Table 3 Resource utilization in 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
Resource, N (%)
CT 34 (29.8) 22 (19.1) 0.083 84 (46.4) 70 (37.8) 0.096
MRI 9 (7.9) 8 (7.0) 0.845 58 (32.0) 51 (27.6) 0.348
lumbar puncture 5 (4.4) 3 (2.6) 0.722 10 (5.5) 6 (3.2) 0.316
ECG 64 (56.1) 52 (45.2) 0.144 124 (68.5) 106 (57.3) 0.031
laboratory examination 110 (96.5) 99 (86.1) 0.021 177 (97.8) 174 (94.1) 0.109
≥1 consultation with another specialty 53 (46.5) 30 (26.1) 0.002 83 (45.9) 82 (44.3) 0.194
  1. CT computed tomography, ECG electrocardiogram, HEINTS Heidelberg Neurological Triage System, LWBS left without being seen, MRI magnetic resonance imaging