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Table 1 Transport time, median (IQR), in subgroups in different time periods and patient groups

From: Evaluation of pre-hospital transport time of stroke patients to thrombolytic treatment

  Response time On-scene time Transport time Alarm-to-door time N
All periods 5 (3–8) 18 (12–24) 15 (10–23) 41 (33–52) 412
1 Jan–31 Dec 2006 5 (3–8) 16.5 (11–19) 13.5 (10–17) 35 (28–39) 26
1 Jan–31 Dec 2007 7 (4–10) 18.5 (13–24) 18 (10–32) 44 (35–63) 58
1 Jan–31 Dec 2008 6 (4–9) 16.5 (11–23) 20 (12–29) 44.5 (34–60) 44
1 Jan–31 Dec 2009 7 (4–10) 15.5 (10–21) 15 (11–23) 40 (30–50) 80
1 Jan–31 Dec 2010 5 (3–7) 20 (13–25) 14 (10–22) 42 (34–51) 137
1 Jan–7 Jul 2011 5 (3–6) 18 (12–26) 15 (11–20) 39 (32–50) 67
1 Jan 2006–31 Aug 2009 7 (4–9) 17 (12–23) 16 (10–26) 41 (33–56) 183
1 Sep 2009–7 Jul 2011 5 (3–7) 18 (12–25) 15 (11–21) 41 (33–50) 229
Wilcoxon p = 0.001* p = 0.10 p = 0.15 p = 0.39  
Inter-hospital transfer 3 (2–5) 7.5 (5–13) 15 (9–25) 28.5 (22–40) 50
Normal transport 6 (4–9) 19 (14–24) 15 (10–23) 42 (34–53) 362
Wilcoxon p < 0.0001* p < 0.0001* p = 0.72 p < 0.0001*  
Thrombolysis 5 (4–8) 18 (12–23) 15 (10–23) 41 (33–52) 317
No thrombolysis 5 (3–8) 17 (12–24) 16 (11–25) 41 (33–51) 95
Wilcoxon p = 0.20 p = 0.92 p = 0.50 p = 0.85  
  1. IQR indicates interquartile range, *significant results (p <0.05).