Table 3

The Average Importance of the Variables by Clinician Group

Variable

Consultant Score

Middle Grade Dr Score

Junior Dr Score


Orthopnoea

4.86

12.29

5.39


Pitting Odema

9.69

16.28

11.01


Ischaemic heart disease

3.37

22.41

5.97


Heart rate

22.39

4.36

10.50


Lung signs

9.04

23.66

3.68


Chest x-ray

26.01

5.7

42.92


Heart Size

13.94

3.2

12.4


Electrocardiogram

10.67

11.97

8.08


Total Score

100

100

100


Hancock et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:139   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-139

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