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Table 1 Patient characteristics of included and not included patients with a severe or major hand injury

From: Costs and outcome for serious hand and arm injuries during the first year after trauma – a prospective study

  Included Not included
  n = 45 N = 87
Gender   
Female/Male 9 (20)/36 (80) 12 (14)/75 (86)
Age   
(years) 42 (16–64) 37 (16–65)
HISS 154 (52–414) 82 (51–268)
Injury severity group   
Major 36 (80) 29 (34)
Severe 9 (20) 57 (66)
Emergency surgery   
(minutes) 336 (32–1879)  
Type of injury   
Amputation 13 (29)  
Complex 18 (40)  
Nerve/Full-house 13 (29)  
Burn 1 (2)  
Reconstruction of blood vessels by microsurgery   
yes 21 (47)  
no 24 (53)  
Cause of injury   
Crush 17 (38)  
Cut 27 (60)  
Burn 1 (2)  
Type of work   
Manual 28 (62)  
Non-manual 11 (24)  
Self employed 2 (5)  
Students/early retirement/long-term sick leave 4 (9)  
  1. Results presented as n (%) or median (min-max) if not otherwise stated.
  2. HISS, Hand injury severity score (see text for references).