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Table 4 Alerts and responses for not life-threatening (NACA 0-3) and life-threatening situations (including death) (NACA 4-7)

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

    Innlandet Stavanger Haugesund
  Total Not life-threatening Life-threatening Not life-threatening Life-threatening Not life-threatening Life-threatening
  n % n % n % n % n % n % n %
Doctors were callers 403 100 152 61 96 39 48 65 26 35 51 63 30 37
Doctors on call alerted§               
   Yes 1 881 47 277 18 146 26 676 77 255 78 366 73 161 69
   No 2 162 53 1 271 82 411 74 200 23 71 22 135 27 73 31
   Total 4 042 100 1 548 100 557 100 876 100 326 100 501 100 234 100
Doctors' response when alerted               
   Call out 778 43 85 38 81 64 265 40 143 56 122 36 87 54
   Await 639 36 71 32 20 16 321 47 83 32 126 37 36 22
   Consult 287 16 57 25 26 20 39 6 12 5 83 24 34 22
   No contact 70 4 9 4 0 0 37 5 14 5 10 3 2 1
   Occupied 26 1 2 1 0 0 17 2 5 2 1 ~0 1 1
   Total* 1 800 100 224 100 127 100 679 100 257 100 342 100 160 100
  1. *Differences in numbers between alerted doctors and total numbers on responses are due to missing data
  2. §Doctors as caller are excluded
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