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Table 1 Patients, chief complaints, and student involvement in the two hospitals

From: The role of emergency medicine clerkship e-Portfolio to monitor the learning experience of students in different settings: a prospective cohort study

Categories Tawam Hospital N = 2903 (%) Al Ain Hospital N = 2184 (%) Total N (%) P value
Patient gender     < 0.0001
 Male 1416 (48.8) 1234 (56.5) 2650 (52.1)  
 Female 1487 (51.2) 950 (43.5) 2437 (47.9)  
Patient age 25.0 (0.08–112) 36.0 (0.08–106)   < 0.0001
Patient age category     < 0.0001
 0–17 1159 (39.9) 228 (10.4)   
 18–65 1304 (44.9) 1673 (76.6)  
 > 65 440 (15.2) 283 (13.0)  
Chief complaints n (%)     < 0.0001
 Abdominal pain 476 (16.4) 562 (25.7) 1038 (20.4)  
 Chest pain 199 (6.9) 261 (12.0) 460 (9.0)
 Respiratory distress 234 (8.1) 118 (5.4) 352 (6.9)
 Fever in child 271 (9.3) 1 (0.0) 272 (5.3)
 Headache 129 (4.4) 107 (4.9) 236 (4.6)
 Major trauma 80 (2.8) 147 (6.7) 227 (4.5)
 Altered mental status 75 (2.6) 63 (2.9) 138 (2.7)
 Poisoning 20 (0.7) 22 (1.0) 42 (0.8)
 Shock 25 (0.9) 16 (0.7) 41 (0.8)
 Gastrointestinal bleeding 19 (0.7) 17 (0.8) 36 (0.7)
 Cardiac arrest 18 (0.6) 11 (0.5) 29 (0.6)
 Others 1357 (46.7) 859 (39.3) 2216 (43.6)
Student involvement n (%)     < 0.0001
 Observation 321 (11.1) 167 (7.6) 488 (9.6)  
 Partial 793 (27.3) 638 (29.2) 1431 (28.1)
 Full 1789 (61.6) 1531 (63.1) 3168 (62.3)
Shift time     < 0.0001
 Day 594 (20.5) 500 (22.9) 1094 (21.5)  
 Prime 1068 (38.8) 862 (39.5) 1930 (37.9)
 Evening 1137 (39.2) 279 (12.8) 1416 (27.8)
 Night 104 (3.6) 543 (24.9) 647 (12.7)
Location     < 0.0001
 Resuscitation 633 (21.8) 481 (22.0) 1114 (21.9)  
 Fast track 795 (27.4) 26 (1.2) 821 (16.1)
 Urgent care 849 (29.2) 1667 (76.8) 2526 (49.7)
 Pediatric 626 (21.6) 0 (0.0) 626 (12.3)
  1. Data are presented as median (range) for patient age and number (%). P value using Mann–Whitney U test, Pearson’s chi-square, or Fisher’s exact test as appropriate