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Table 3 Outcome by secondary insult at the time of arrival at ED

From: Pre-hospital severe traumatic brain injury – comparison of outcome in paramedic versus physician staffed emergency medical services

  EMS      Ph-EMS     
Secondary    Outcome    Outcome
Insult n % Good Poor Dead n % Good Poor Dead
Neither 149 86.6 33.6 % 10.7 % 55.7 % 246 94.6 38.6 % 17.5 % 43.9 %
Hypoxia 17 9.9 23.5 % 17.6 % 58.8 % 4 1.5 25.0 % 0 % 75.0 %
Hypotension 5 2.9 40.0 % 20.0 % 40.0 % 10 3.9 10.0 % 40.0 % 50.0 %
Both 1 0.6 0 % 0 % 100 % 0 0 0 % 0 % 0 %
Total 172 100 32.6 % 11.6 % 55.8 % 260 100 37.3 % 18.1 % 44.6 %
Data not available for 9 patients. Data not available for 10 patients.