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Table 2 Comparison of clinical notes' comments between changed and unchanged decisions

From: The impact of clinical data on the evaluation of tibial fracture healing

   Percentage of comments in radiographically healed decisions Percentage of comments in radiographically unhealed decisions
Content of clinical notes' comments* Changed to 'unhealed' after clinical notes No change Changed into 'healed' after clinical notes No change
Weightbearing Positive 20 71 100 42
  Neutral 20 29 0 53
  Negative 60 0 0 5
Pain Positive 28 44 82 45
  Neutral 4 28 9 45
  Negative 68 28 9 10
Return to work/leisure activities Positive 16.5 50 100 50
  Neutral 16.5 30 0 0
  Negative 67 20 0 50
Overall Positive 21.5 55 94 45.6
  Neural 13.5 29 3 32.6
  Negative 65 16 3 21.6
  1. * A positive content refers to a comment about weightbearing, pain, or return to work/leisure activities which is suggestive of a healed fracture, whereas a negative content suggests that the fracture was not healed yet. A comment was judged to be neutral when it was found neither suggestive of a healed, nor of an unhealed fracture.