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Table 1 Red responses distributed by caller, alert and responses

From: Involvement in emergency situations by primary care doctors on-call in Norway - a prospective population-based observational study

  Total Innlandet Stavanger Haugesund
  n % n % n % n %
Caller to the EMCCs         
   Next of kin 1 705 34 899 34 520 35 286 31
   Bystander 857 17 411 16 263 18 183 20
   Health personnel 914 18 523 20 229 15 162 17
   Doctor 455 9 267 10 95 6 93 10
   LMCC 451 9 206 8 192 12 53 6
   Patient 349 7 144 6 117 8 88 10
   Police 221 4 115 4 57 4 49 5
   Fire department 87 2 58 2 23 2 6 1
Alerted         
   Ambulance 4 896 96 2 549 97 1 457 95 890 96
   GP on call* 2 105 47 469 21 1 047 75 589 72
   Air ambulance# 377 8 118 5 201 15 58 7
   Anaesthetist (from hospital) 92 2 89 3 0 0 0 0
   Fire department 210 4 122 5 47 3 32 3
   Police 314 6 160 6 89 6 65 7
Doctors' response        
   Call out 829 42 176 47 434 41 219 40
   Await 750 37 96 26 471 44 183 33
   Confer 287 14 88 24 62 6 137 25
   No contact 94 5 11 3 69 6 14 2
   Occupied 35 2 3 ~0 30 3 2 ~0
   Total¤ 1 995 100 374 100 1 066 100 555 100
  1. ¤Differences in numbers between alerted doctors and total numbers on responses are due to missing data in both variables
  2. *Selected cases without doctors as caller
  3. #Selected cases without secondary missions (transfer between hospitals)
  4. † Selected cases where GPs were alerted
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