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Table 5 Recording of physiological parameters admissions data

From: Participatory design of an improvement intervention for the primary care management of possible sepsis using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method

Data set Mean age Number of physiological parameters recorded per patient (max 6) median (interquartile range) Temp, n (%) Pulse, n (%) BP, n (%) Saturations, n (%) Resp rate, n (%) Consciousness level, n (%) All physiological parameters present to calculate NEWS score, n (%)
Out-of-hours admissions diagnosed as possible infection (n = 50) 66.2 5 (1) 50 (100) 50 (100) 48 (96) 45 (90) 31 (62) 38 (76) 32(64)
Out-of-hours admissions diagnosed as sepsis or possible sepsis (n = 29) 66.1 5 (1) 29 (100) 28 (97) 20 (69) 26 (90) 18 (62) 22 (76) 10 (34)
In hours patients diagnosed with possible infection (n = 76) Not recorded 4 (2) 53 (69.7) 66 (86.8) 40 (52.6) 53 (69.7) 42 (55.2) 37 (48.7) 11 (14.5)
In-hours patients where sepsis considered diagnosis (n = 11) Not recorded 4 (1) 10 (90.9) 10 (90.9) 6 (54.5) 7 (63.6) 6 (54.5) 6 (54.5) 2 (18.2)