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Table 5 Waiting and interaction times from 0800-0800 in priority 1, 2 and 3

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

  Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
  Number Mean SD Median Range Number Mean SD Median Range Number Mean SD Median Range
Wait To Enter Triage 185 0:08 0:09 0:08 00:00-01:06 346 0:12 0:12 0:09 00:00-01:35 491 0:11 0:10 0:10 00:00-01:12
Triage Time Taken 244 0:04 0:03 0:04 00:00-00:19 349 0:04 0:03 0:03 00:00-00:24 491 0:02 0:01 0:02 00:00-00:16
Wait To Enter Area 185 0:20 0:40 0:03 00:00-04:24 338 2:09 1:36 1:59 00:00-22:44 306 2:00 1:56 1:36 00:00-16:58
Wait From Registration To First Assessment 269 0:52 0:50 0:35 00:00-04:28 328 2:31 1:42 02:18 00:00-03:27 314 2:14   1:46 00:00-17:12
Wait To Be Seen By Nurse 1 205 0:34 0:58 1:56 00:00-04:52 80 0:07 0:09 0:04 00:00-01:10 106 0:36 0:29 0:32 00:00-03:12
Wait To Be Seen By Nurse 2 80 1:10 1:12 0:42 00:02-05:27 21 0:07 0:05 0:07 00:01-00:24 8 0:19 0:19 0:13 00:02-01:03
Wait To Be Seen By Nurse 3 29 1:05 1:54 0:34 00:01-10:02 8 0:03 0:01 0:03 00:00-00:08 1 2:23 - 2:23 02:23-02:23
Total Interaction Time Nurse 185 0:54 1:27 0:54 00:01-13:20 77 0:10 0:12 0:08 00:01-01:10 105 0:08 0:09 0:05 00:01-01:03
Wait To Be Seen By CO 1 352 0:33 0:49 0:13 00:00-00:40 314 0:11 0:10 0:09 00:00-02:06 325 0:03 0:12 0:00 00:00-02:16
Wait To Be Seen By CO 2 220 0:51 1:22 0:25 00:00-03:14 202 0:08 0:08 0:05 00:01-01:05 178 0:25 0:17 0:22 00:01-01:35
Wait To Be Seen By CO 3 110 0:45 0:56 0:24 00:01-04:57 89 0:07 0:06 0:05 00:00-00:31 28 0:26 0:33 0:14 00:02-02:19
Total Interaction Time CO 336 0:23 0:18 0:20 00:01-01:55 322 0:19 0:15 0:16 00:01-02:06 313 0:11 0:13 0:08 00:01-02:12
Time First Seen To Time Last Seen By CO 340 1:21 1:33 0:55 00:01-10:33 325 1:28 2:27 0:38 00:01-23:28 329 0:27 0:30 0:19 00:00-03:22
Wait For Senior Review 99 1:15 1:57 0:46 00:00-04:57 66 1:14 1:02 1:00 00:01-04:52 16 0:43 0:43 0:32 00:05-02:26
Time First Seen To Time Last Seen By Senior 125 0:24 0:34 0:10 00:00-02:53 73 0:20 0:37 0:09 00:01-05:20 24 0:12 0:12 0:07 00:01-00:40
Total Interaction Time Senior 120 0:13 0:09 0:09 00:01-01:35 73 0:09 0:07 0:08 00:01-00:38 24 0:08 0:08 0:04 00:01-00:30
Total Time X-ray Taken 244 0:17 0:13 0:15 00:03-01:28 196 0:16 0:13 0:12 00:02-01:33 226 0:17 0:12 0:13 00:01-01:27
Total Time CT Taken 23 0:17 0:13 0:13 00:05-01:02 11 0:45 0:19 0:27 00:09-01:15 0 -   - -
Total Time US Taken 21 0:21 0:17 0:14 00:07-01:17 11 0:29 0:40 0:13 00:08-02:36 4 0:14 0:00 0:13 00:14-00:15
Total Time Taken For 2 Imaging Investigations 25 0:22 0:17 0:16 00:04-01:09 2 0:14 0:07 0:14 00:09-00:19 1 0:19 0:19 0:19 00:19-00:19
Time ECG Taken 174 0:03 0:02 0:03 00:00-00:23 84 0:03 0:02 0:03 00:01-00:26 14 0:03 0:01 0:03 00:02-00:08
Total Treatment Time 65 0:45 0:53 0:18 00:01-03:36 31 0:10 0:09 0:06 00:01-01:20 73 0:13 0:20 0:07 00:01-02:12
Wait To Leave ED After Admission 152 0:36 0:47 0:19 00:00-03:33 277 1:18 1:29 0:45 00:00-02:05 14 1:07 1:51 0:32 00:03-07:11
Wait To Leave ED After Discharge 88 0:05 0:15 0:00 00:00-01:50 96 0:22 0:33 0:10 00:01-04:16 131 0:21 0:28 0:12 00:00-02:31
Total Time In Area 283 3:29 2:29 3:08 00:04-16:45 262 1:59 1:58 1:32 00:01-02:59 258 1:01 2:11 0:36 00:00-22:33
Total Time In ED 220 3:48 2:23 3:25 00:04-14:14 243 4:11 2:22 3:41 00:09-04:55 248 3:11 1:45 3:03 00:13-10:29
  1. C.O., Casualty Officer; CT, Computed Tomography; US, Ultrasound; ED, Emergency Department; SD, Standard Deviation