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Table 2 Quantitative comparison of ICU nursing narratives.

From: Characteristics of Finnish and Swedish intensive care nursing narratives: a comparative analysis to support the development of clinical language technologies

  Finland (Finnish) Sweden (Swedish)
Health records 514 (496 unique patients) 379 (333 unique patients)
Daily documents (i.e., daily notes about a patient) 5,915 (17,103 shifts) 4,700
Tokens 1,227,909 1,959,271
Types (i.e., unique tokens) before/after FinCG/GTA 63,328 / 38,649 – / 41,883
Tokens per patient / Tokens per daily document   
Minimum 540 / 0 92 / 5
Maximum 14,118 / 915 36,830 / 9,389
Average 2,389 / 208 5,169 / 417
Standard deviation 1,635 / 87 5,271 / 239
The number of bigrams 368,166 (275,205 after FinCG) 469,455 (344,127 after GTA)
The number of trigrams 745,407 (356,307 after FinCG) 1,064,944 (905,539 after GTA)
Proportion of pronouns after FinCG/GTA < 1% 2%
Proportion of nouns after FinCG/GTA 7% 27%
Proportion of verbs after FinCG/GTA 11% 11%