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Table 2 Time (minutes) between onset of symptoms, seeking medical advice and arrival at CCU for patients with ACS overall and by most common prehospital paths

From: Prehospital paths and hospital arrival time of patients with acute coronary syndrome or stroke, a prospective observational study

  Overall Most common prehospital path
  GP cooperative – ambulance GP – ambulance GP only Ambulance only
N = 202 N = 51 (25.2 %) N = 49 (24.3 %) N = 27 (13.4 %) N = 25 (12.4 %)
N (%)a N (%)b N (%)b N (%)b N (%)b
Symptom - arrival
Median (25-75th) 385 (130–2859) 172 (99–608) 582 (155–4285) 4333 (416–13,184) 120 (82–405)
  < 90 24 (12.1) 7 (13.7) 3 (6.3) 2 (7.7) 6 (26.1)
 90-239 61 (30.8) 23 (45.1) 15 (31.3) 3 (11.5) 10 (43.5)
 240-359 8 (4.0) 3 (5.9) 3 (6.3) 1 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
  > = 360 105 (53.0) 18 (35.3) 27 (56.3) 20 (76.9) 7 (30.4)
Symptom - medical advicec
Median (25-75th) 180 (30–1425) 95 (20–360) 495 (60–4085) 1290 (53–13,020) 60 (30–353)
  < 90 82 (41.2) 24 (47.1) 16 (34.0) 7 (26.9) 16 (64.0)
 90-239 22 (11.1) 10 (19.6) 4 (8.5) 0 (0.0) 2 (8.0)
 240-359 14 (7.0) 4 (7.8) 2 (4.2) 1 (3.8) 1 (4.0)
  > = 360 81 (40.7) 13 (25.5) 25 (53.2) 18 (69.2) 6 (24.0)
Medical advice - arrival
Median (25-75th) 95 (60–196) 80 (60–113) 100 (71–167) 197 (100–1678) 60 (45–74)
  < 90 91 (46.0) 29 (56.9) 19 (39.6) 6 (23.1) 20 (87.0)
 90–239 65 (32.8) 15 (29.4) 20 (41.7) 9 (34.6) 3 (13.0)
 240–359 6 (3.0) 1 (2.0) 1 (2.1) 1 (3.8) 0 (0.0)
  > = 360 36 (18.2) 6 (11.8) 8 (16.7) 10 (38.5) 0 (0.0)
  1. a≤ four missings
  2. b≤ two missings
  3. cIs patient delay