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Table 3 Study 2 Statistical comparison in bed-management of patients having negative and positive SOFIA®RSV tests at point-of-care

From: SOFIA®RSV: prospective laboratory evaluation and implementation of a rapid diagnostic test in a pediatric emergency ward

  Groups 1 and 2 SOFIA®RSV negative (n = 297) Group 3 SOFIA®RSV positive (n = 160) P-value
Pediatric Emergency Department attendances (n = 117) 29% (n = 85) 20% (n = 32) NS
Observation Unit (n = 93) 24% (n = 72) 13% (n = 21) <0.01
General Pediatrics Ward (n = 228) 45% (n = 133) 59% (n = 95) <0.01
Intensive care Unit (n = 19) 2% (n = 7) 8% (n = 12) <0.05
  1. Groups 1 and 2 are tested SOFIA®RSV negative, Group 3 are tested SOFIA®RSV positive. The number of patients in each unit refers to the number of patients who were directly hospitalized into this unit after having the SOFIA®RSV test result
  2. NS Non significant. Chi2 test was used for statistical comparisons