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Table 2 Waiting and interaction times in hours and minutes in priority 2

From: A time and motion study of patients presenting at the accident and emergency department at Mater Dei Hospital

  NUMBER MEAN MEDIAN IQR RANGE
  T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3 T4
Wait To Enter Triage 38 108 87 113 0:11 0:14 0:13 0:11 0:06 0:10 0:10 0:08 0:13 0:15 0:12 0:11 00:00-00:51 00:00-01:03 00:00-01:14 00:00-01:35
Triage Time Taken 38 108 88 115 0:03 0:04 0:05 0:04 0:03 0:03 0:04 0:04 0:02 0:04 0:04 0:04 00:01-00:12 00:01-00:18 00:01-00:24 00:00-00:19
Wait To Enter Area 37 103 86 112 2:11 1:23 2:24 2:38 1:38 1:18 2:25 2:21 2:36 1:04 2:00 2:08 00:05-07:23 00:02-03:50 00:00-07:00 00:00-22:44
Wait From Registration To First Assessment 37 103 83 105 2:30 1:45 2:45 3:05 1:55 1:41 2:50 2:46 2:44 1:06 2:14 2:14 00:00-07:44 00:14-03:59 00:12-06:07 00:04-03:27
Wait To Be Seen By Nurse 1 6 32 24 18 0:09 0:08 0:08 0:05 0:07 0:04 0:05 0:03 0:10 0:08 0:04 0:04 00:02-00:20 00:00-00:39 00:00-01:10 00:01-00:20
Total Interaction Time Nurse 6 30 23 18 0:11 0:11 0:09 0:08 0:13 0:10 0:06 0:03 0:10 0:13 0:02 0:06 00:04-00:20 00:01-00:47 00:01-01:10 00:01-00:31
Wait To Be Seen By CO 1 38 110 74 92 0:10 0:12 0:11 0:11 0:07 0:10 0:09 0:10 0:07 0:10 0:10 0:11 00:02-00:36 00:01-02:06 00:00-00:58 00:01-00:46
Total Interaction Time CO 38 112 78 94 0:18 0:20 0:21 0:19 0:17 0:16 0:16 0:16 0:17 0:19 0:19 0:19 00:02-00:49 00:01-02:06 00:01-01:18 00:01-01:39
Time First Seen To Time Last Seen By CO 38 112 81 94 1:07 0:56 1:18 2:31 0:35 0:41 0:55 0:35 1:09 1:09 1:27 1:21 00:02-10:40 00:01-03:31 00:01-05:19 00:01-23:48
Wait For Senior Review 1 17 23 25 1:10 1:11 1:13 1:22 1:10 0:57 0:52 1:04 - 0:42 0:39 1:06 1:10-1:10 00:08-03:04 00:01-03:42 00:06-04:52
Total Time X-ray Taken 23 64 48 61 0:14 0:20 0:18 0:14 0:10 0:15 0:14 0:11   0:12 0:11 0:08 00:04-00:45 00:04-01:33 00:02-01:12 00:03-00:55
Total Time CT Taken - 1 4 6 - 1:15 0:30 0:31 - 1:15 0:25 0:27 - - - 0:22 - 01:15-01:15 00:15-00:55 00:09-01:10
Total Time US Taken - 6 4 1 - 0:56 0:21 0:10 - 0:25 0:13 0:10 - 0:24 0:11 - - 00:08-02:36 00:08-00:50 00:10-00:10
Total Treatment Time 4 9 12 6 0:08 0:06 0:24 0:02 0:09 0:05 0:08 0:02 0:02 0:07 0:37 0:02 00:04-00:10 00:02-00:14 00:01-01:20 00:01-00:06
Wait To Leave ED After Admission 34 86 67 90 0:58 1:09 1:35 1:29 0:30 0:38 1:06 0:53 1:17 0:59 0:22 0:33 00:00-06:29 00:00-09:05 00:00-07:13 00:00-02:05
Wait To Leave ED After Discharge 18 24 16 38 0:15 0:25 0:15 0:34 0:10 0:11 0:06 0:11 0:04 0:06 0:04 0:11 00:01-01:15 00:01-04:16 00:01-00:52 00:01-02:58
Total Time In Area 34 85 60 83 1:25 1:51 2:29 2:09 1:00 1:28 2:02 1:37 1:12 1:28 2:00 1:26 00:03-07:13 00:05-10:03 00:05-08:07 00:01-02:59
Total Time In ED 32 77 55 79 3:54 3:29 4:38 4:45 3:21 3:02 4:24 4:01 3:05 2:29 2:51 2:47 00:43-08:26 00:56-12:52 00:09-08:28 00:16-04:55
  1. C.O., Casualty Officer; CT, Computed Tomography; US, Ultrasound; ED, Emergency Department; SD, Standard Deviation;; IQR, Inter Quartile Range; T1, 0200-0800; T2, 0800-1400; T3, 1400-2000; T4, 2000-0200