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Table 3 The accuracy of preliminary diagnoses by categories

From: The accuracy of preliminary diagnoses made by paramedics – a cross-sectional comparative study

Cases by categories (n) Accuracy of the preliminary diagnoses (%) Statistical signifigance (p-value)*
Cardiovascular emergencies (65) 71 0.001
Respiratory emergencies (58) 57 0.358
Musculoskeletal injuries (37) 76 0.003
Infectious diseases (36) 31 0.029
Mental health and drug related (35) 86 0.000
Gastrointestinal and endocrinological emergencies (29) 69 0.061
Nervous system (29) 79 0.002
Soft-tissue injuries (27) 85 0.000
Cerebral strokes (21) 81 0.007
General deterioration (18) 67 0.238
Traumatic brain injuries (13) 77 0.092
Nasal or gastrointestinal bleeding (non acute) (10) 100 0.002
  1. * Binomial Test (2-tailed) Test Proportion 0.5