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Table 6 Odds ratios for (95% CI) type of response when primary care doctors were alerted for total area and in the three EMCC districts

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

Doctors responses* Call-out Await Confer
Total area    
   Not life-threatening condition (NACA) ¤ 2.11 (1.69-2.62) 0.53 (0.42-0.67) 1.02 (0.76-1.39)
   Air ambulances on call-out ¤ 0.64 (0.46-0.89) 1.22 (0.86-1.74) 4.02 (1.93-8.41)
   Population in the primary care districts 1.41 (1.30-1.53) 0.74 (0.75-1.31) 1.01 (0.90-1.13)
   Remote municipalities ¤ 2.10 (1.58-2.79) 0.99 (0.68-0.80) 0.36 (0.24-0.53)
Area of Innlandet    
   Not life-threatening condition (NACA) ¤ 2.62 (1.60-4.29) 0.45 (0.25-0.80) 0.97 (0.57-1.66)
   Air ambulances on call-out ¤ 0.31 (0.13-0.73) 1.36 (0.54-3.44) 10.6 (1.42-78.9)
   Population in the primary care districts 1.21 (1.01-1.46) 1.02 (0.84-1.25) 0.83 (0.68-1.00)
   Remote municipalities ¤ 0.66 (0.32-1.35) 2.35 (1.21-4.54) 0.81 (0.40-1.61)
Area of Stavanger    
   Not life-threatening condition (NACA) ¤ 1.80 (1.30-2.47) 0.63 (0.45-0.87) 0.86 (0.43-1.70)
   Air ambulances on call-out¤ 0.94 (0.60-1.46) 1.17 (0.75-1.85) 2.52 (0.74-8.62)
   Population in the primary care districts 1.71 (1.49-1.95) 0.58 (0.50-0.69) 1.06 (0.85-1.33)
   Remote municipalities¤ 3.70 (1.79-7.67) 0.51 (0.21-1.25) 0.37 (0.13-1.08)
Area of Haugesund    
   Not life-threatening condition (NACA) ¤ 1.99 (1.32-3.00) 0.58 (0.37-0.90) 0.99 (0.61-1.60)
   Air ambulances on call-out¤ 0.45 (0.21-0.98) 1.73 (0.68-4.40) 2.08 (0.69-6.30)
   Population in the primary care districts 1.30 (1.07-1.57) 0.94 (0.78-1.14) 0.76 (0.61-0.94)
   Remote municipalities¤ 0.97 (0.52-1.82) 0.53 (0.26-1.09) 2.45 (1.31-4.56)
  1. * Selected cases; doctors not alerted in the primary care system are excluded
  2. ¤ Dichotomised variables, reference value = 1
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