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Table 4 EMS and ER treatment/travel mean times by study arm and referral hospital Metropolitan area

From: An emergency clinical pathway for stroke patients – results of a cluster randomised trial (isrctn41456865)

   EMS suspected stroke pts: Time from dispatch to hospital (minutes) ER suspect stroke pts trasferred: Time in the first ER (minutes)
   EMS: Total metropolitan area EMS:substrata of Rome center EMS:substrata of Rome suburban area ER: Metropolitan Area
   N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD) N Mean (SD)
I° Referral: SU 219 29.2 (12.1) 190 26.7 (8.8) 29 47.2 (17.2) 148 180 (162)
  Referral: other hosp. 665 32.6 (15.9) 198 30.0 (11.4) 467 33.7 (17.3) 17 318 (240)
  Total 884 31.8 (15.1) 388 28.4 (10.3) 496 34.4 (17.5) 165 193 (176)
C° Referral: SU 7 32.2 (9.2) 6 30.2 (8.8) 1 42.0(-) 56 216 (210)
  Referral: other hosp. 220 35.9 (14.0) 163 30.3 (9.7) 57 48.5 (14.0) 12 288 (240)
  Total 227 35.8 (13.8) 169 30.3 (9.7) 58 48.4 (13.9) 68 228 (216)
  1. ° I = intervention arm; C = control arm