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Table 4 Patient disposition and outcome of patients attended by HEMS with unexplained LOC

From: Dispatch of a helicopter emergency medicine service to patients with a sudden, unexplained loss of consciousness of medical origin

  Whole group (n = 127) Direct dispatch (n = 29) Crew request (n = 98) p
Transport
 GA 29 13 16 .002
 GE 56 11 45
 Aircraft carry 42 5 37
Disposition
 TU 43 14 29 .044
 MTC 84 15 69
Time to hospital 130 (34) 118 (32) 133 (34) .095
CT-head (n)
 Positive 49 10 39 .90
 Negative 28 7 21
 Not performed or unavailable 53 12 38
  1. Table 4. Displayed are numbers (n) and mean (SD) 999-hospital times. GA Ground assist, GE Ground escort, TU Trauma unit, MTC Major trauma centre.