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Table 4 Information sources rated in terms of perceived helpfulness

From: Are prehospital treatment or conveyance decisions affected by an ambulance crew’s ability to access a patient’s health information?

Information sources rated in terms of helpfulness Most helpful/helpful
n [%]
Neither
helpful or
unhelpful
n [%]
Unhelpful
n [%]
Hospital discharge summary 269 [90.9] 21 [7.1] 6 [2]
G.P. summary 266 [89.8] 28 [9.5] 2 [0.7]
G.P. last consultation notes 259 [87.5] 35 [11.8] 2 [0.7]
District nursing notes 217 [73.3] 75 [25.3] 4 [1.4]
Child health record (red book) 208 [70.3] 81 [27.4] 7 [2.4]
Other* n = 52    
  1. *Other useful sources identified by participants included: patient report, family members, carers, medications and letters visible to staff.