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Table 3 Waiting and interaction times in hours and minutes in priority 3

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 35 124 103 69 0:10 0:12 0:11 0:11 0:05 0:10 0:10 0:10 0:10 0:10 0:11 0:11 00:01-00:47 00:00-01:07 00:00-01:12 00:00-00:38
Triage Time Taken 35 124 103 69 0:02 0:02 0:01 0:02 0:02 0:02 0:02 0:02 0:01 0:01 0:01 0:01 00:01-00:11 00:00-00:16 00:00-00:09 00:01-00:07
Wait To Enter Area 27 121 100 58 2:38 1:44 2:11 1:58 2:39 1:04 2:17 1:45 2:01 1:17 2:12 1:51 00:33-04:53 00:00-16:58 00:01-04:44 00:05-05:21
Wait To Be Assessed 28 125 102 58 2:43 1:59 2:25 2:14 2:44 1:19 2:40 2:05 - - - - 00:06-05:28 00:02-17:12 00:00-05:04 00:14-05:24
Wait To Be Seen By Nurse 1 11 39 33 23 0:26 0:45 0:35 0:26 0:24 0:39 0:32 0:19 0:12 0:35 0:29 0:24 00:04-00:48 00:00-03:12 00:01-02:20 00:00-01:25
Total Interaction Time Nurse 11 39 33 22 0:11 0:07 0:09 0:08 0:11 0:04 0:04 0:06 0:09 0:06 0:07 0:05 00:02-00:26 00:01-00:44 00:01-01:03 00:01-00:24
Wait To Be Seen By CO 1 34 126 102 63 0:00 0:05 0:02 0:04 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:02 0:03 0:03 00:00-00:09 00:00-02:16 00:00-00:45 00:00-00:46
Total Interaction Time CO 34 124 94 60 0:14 0:12 0:11 0:08 0:06 0:08 0:08 0:06 0:08 0:09 0:07 0:08 00:01-02:12 00:01-01:39 00:01-00:50 00:01-00:58
Time First Seen To Time Last Seen By CO 34 128 103 63 0:33 0:27 0:30 0:19 0:22 0:20 0:24 0:11 0:38 0:33 0:32 0:27 00:01-02:35 00:00-03:02 00:00-03:22 00:00-01:33
Wait For Senior Review 3 5 5 3 1:09 0:47 0:34 0:28 0:34 0:33 0:31 0:26 - 0:25 0:28 - 00:29-02:26 00:08-02:24 00:05-01:17 00:13-00:46
Total Time X-ray Taken 29 73 78 46 0:12 0:18 0:18 0:14 0:10 0:16 0:16 0:12 0:07 0:11 0:13 0:10 00:03-00:40 00:02-01:27 00:01-01:21 00:03-00:54
Total Time CT Taken - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Time US Taken - 3 1 - - 0:14 0:14 - - 0:15 0:14 - - - - - - 00:14-00:15 00:14-00:14 -
Total Treatment Time 9 27 23 14 0:25 0:09 0:15 0:12 0:12 0:05 0:08 0:07 0:10 0:04 0:06 0:04 00:02-02:12 00:02-00:54 00:01-01:44 00:01-00:51
Wait To Leave ED From Admitted 2 7 3 2 0:33 0:48 2:36 0:36 0:33 0:30 0:34 0:36 - 0:26 - - 00:20-00:46 00:05-02:34 00:03-07:11 00:17-00:56
Wait To Leave ED From Discharge 19 43 38 31 0:24 0:19 0:21 0:22 0:14 0:08 0:14 0:15 0:17 0:09 0:16 0:18 00:00-02:31 00:01-02:18 00:01-01:27 0:01-02:10
Total Time In Area 32 88 81 57 1:55 0:52 1:04 0:40 0:42 0:33 0:38 0:34 0:54 0:32 0:42 0:35 00:05-22:33 00:04-05:25 00:05-22:31 00:00-03:35
Total Time In ED 30 86 80 52 4:08 2:41 3:24 3:06 4:42 2:07 3:44 2:53 4:58 2:11 3:52 2:59 00:58-06:52 00:13-10:29 00:17-08:44 00:28-07:22
  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