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Table 5 Comparison of length delay in rapid admission (RA) group and control group (CG)

From: A pathway care model allowing low-risk patients to gain direct admission to a hospital medical ward − a pilot study on ambulance nurses and Emergency Department physicians

  RA (n = 51) CG (n = 51) p*
Time from arrival at patient’s side (minutes); mean (25:e,75:e percentile)    
Telephone contact with triage nurse in ED (3/--)## 29 (20,40)   
Arrival in triage room (1/0) 47 (35,55) 29 (24,37) <0.0001
Arrival of medical specialist (7/--) 50 (37,58)   
Assessment by medical specialist (7/--) 52 (41,60)   
Arrival at hospital ward (11/0) 57 (47,65) 253 (165,383) <0.0001
Ambulance nurse leaves hospital ward (11/--) 64 (56,72)   
Ambulance nurse available for a new assignment (2/0) 77 (69,86) 49 (42,60) <0.0001
  1. *age-adjusted.
  2. ##number of missing in the two groups, respectively.