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Table 2 Benefits of US examinations in different subgroups

From: Patient factors influencing the effect of surgeon-performed ultrasound on the acute abdomen

  Diagnostic accuracy Admission frequency Requested US at radiological department Requested CT at radiological department Any other examination requested
BMI
 <25    X   X
 ≥25 X   X X X
CRP
 <10    X   X
 ≥10 X   X   X
Lower abdominal symptoms    X   
Upper abdominal symptoms X   X   X
Gallbladder disease    X   X
Appendicitis      
NSAP   X X   X
Peritonitis X   X   X
Age
 <30    X   X
 30–59 X   X X X
 ≥60    X   
  1. X statistically significant benefits