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Table 4 Total pre-hospital delay according to first medical contact (FMC), transport mode, and residency

From: Pre-hospital delay in patients with first time myocardial infarction: an observational study in a northern Swedish population

Characteristic Number of patients Total pre-hospital delay in hours, median (IQR)
Total 265 5.1 (18.1)
Primary care as FMC 136 8.7 (33.3)
Primary care as FMC and private transport to hospital 32 20.9 (69.1)
Primary care as FMC, private transport to hospital, and rural residency 12 74.0 (140.8)
  1. Primary care as FMC: Visit to a GP, call to a primary care centre or Swedish Healthcare Direct