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Table 2 Mean waiting times (minutes) for CTAS 2, 3, 4 and 5 compared before and after the opening of the fast track)

From: The impact of a fast track area on quality and effectiveness outcomes: A Middle Eastern emergency department perspective

    Independent samples
t-test
Outcome measure
Waiting times
Before FTA
2005
Mean (SD)
After
FTA
2006
Mean
(SD)
Test
Statistic
tvalue
Difference
(95% CI of difference)
Pvalue
Two
tailed
CTAS 2* WT (min) 13.83 7.81 -2.09 -6.1(-11.7 to -0.3) = 0.038
  (22.42) (16.79)    
CTAS 3* WT (min) 29.04 24.75 -4.20 -4.2(-6.3 to -2.3) <0.001
  (29.45) (30.30)    
CTAS 4** WT (min) 45.79 23.23 -24.25 -22.6(-24.4 to-20.7) <0.001
  (45.59) (23.78)    
CTAS 5** WT (min) 48.20 19.80 -6.31 -28.4 (-37.2 to -19.6) <0.001
  (76.15) (27.75)    
  1. WT: waiting time of the patient, "Urgent patients, **Non-urgent patients,
  2. P < 0.05 considered statistically significant