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Table 2 time to action in confirmed and rejected diagnosis

From: Point of care technology or standard laboratory service in an emergency department: is there a difference in time to action? A randomised trial

condition diagnosis group number median time (minutes) p25 (minutes) p75 (minutes) p-value*
Observation for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) confirmed Central lab. 3 313 273 344 0.14
   POCT 2 354 344 366  
   difference   41    
  rejected Central lab. 16 273 166 428 0.81
   POCT 8 242 121 504  
   difference   -31    
Observation for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) confirmed Central lab. 2 1566 365 2767 0.12
   POCT 2 188 158 217  
   difference   -1378    
  rejected Central lab. 21 757 422 1264 0.86
   POCT 20 853 483 1248  
   difference   96    
Observation for acute Appendicitis (AA) confirmed Central lab. 4 185 119 261 0.87
   POCT 8 214 123 309  
   difference   29    
  rejected Central lab. 26 234 137 415 0.85
   POCT 19 251 171 478  
   difference   17    
Observation for acute bacterial infection (ABI) confirmed Central lab 31 399 257 972 0.02
   POCT 34 237 115 489  
   difference   -162    
  rejected Central lab 12 929 247 1441 0.23
   POCT 14 281 156 743  
   difference   -648    
  1. * Mann-Whitney test