Table 2

AMPDS codes recorded in prehospital data for ED attendees

AMPDS code (text description)No of ED episodesPercentage of ED episodes
12 (convulsions/fitting)317843.1
Transfer from 1113274.4
31 (unconscious/passing out)2313.1
35 (healthcare professional admission)1922.6
28 (stroke/CVA)1632.2
17 (falls/back injuries—traumatic)1061.4
26 (sick person—specific diagnosis)831.1
6 (breathing problems)680.9
Other AMPDS code (<50 individual patients)3975.4
Unlinked ED episode (no data available)188425.5
Arrival at ED not by ambulance75110.2
  • CVA, cerebrovascular accident.