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Table 3 Time (minutes) between onset of symptoms, seeking medical advice and arrival at ED for patients with stroke 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
  Ambulance – ED GP – ED GP – ambulance – ED GP cooperative – ambulance – ED
N = 243 N = 58 (23.9 %) N = 55 (22.6 %) N = 55 (22.6 %) N = 35 (14.4 %)
N (%)a N (%)b N (%)b N (%)b N (%)b
Symptom – arrival
Median (25-75th) 240 (90–1031) 83 (49–288) 781 (291–1929) 209 (98–1031) 183 (83–1206)
  < 60 34 (14.6) 21 (38.2) 1 (1.9) 6 (11.5) 5 (14.3)
 60–239 82 (35.3) 17 (31.0) 9 (17.1) 23 (44.2) 18 (51.4)
 240–359 24 (10.3) 6 (10.9) 8 (15.1) 5 (9.6) 2 (5.8)
  > = 360 92 (39.7) 11 (20.0) 35 (66.0) 18 (34.6) 10 (28.6)
Symptom – medical advicec
Median (25–75th) 60 (10–450) 15 (5–60) 195 (60–1140) 60 (15–315) 23 (5–300)
  < 60 117 (48.8) 42 (73.7) 13 (23.6) 25 (46.3) 22 (64.7)
 60–239 47 (19.7) 6 (10.5) 16 (29.1) 13 (24.1) 4 (11.8)
 240–359 7 (2.9) 2 (3.5) 2 (3.6) 2 (3.7) 0 (0)
  > = 360 69 (28.7) 7 (12.3) 24 (43.6) 14 (25.9) 8 (23.5)
Medical advice – arrival
Median (25–75th) 98 (54–217) 54 (35–93) 238 (111–402) 106 (59–266) 99 (64–174)
  < 60 62 (27.7) 28 (51.9) 4 (8.0) 12 (24.0) 7 (20.6)
 60–239 111 (49.5) 21 (38.9) 22 (44.0) 25 (50.0) 23 (67.6)
 240–359 18 (8.1) 1 (1.9) 9 (18.0) 6 (12.0) 1 (2.9)
  > = 360 33 (14.7) 4 (7.4) 15 (30.0) 7 (14.0) 3 (8.8)
  1. a≤ 19 missings
  2. b≤ five missings
  3. cIs patient delay