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Table 3 Mean LOS (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
LOS
Before FTA
FTA
2005
Mean
(SD)
After
FTA
2006
Mean
(SD)
Test
Statistic
tvalue
Difference
(95% CI of difference)
Pvalue
Two
tailed
CTAS 2* LOS (min) 188.71 149.51 -2.43 -39 (-71 to -7) = 0.016
  (124.18) (97.21)    
CTAS 3* LOS (min) 155.52 154.42 -0.30 -1(-8 to 6) = 0.77
  (110.57) (100.68)    
CTAS** LOS (min) 104.65 76.84 -13.86 -28(-32 to -24) <0.001
  (82.14) (72.05)    
CTAS 5** LOS(min) 75.11 43.48 -8.19 -32(-39 to -24) <0.001
  (62.36) (42.71)    
  1. LOS: length of stay, *Urgent patients, **Non-urgent patients,
  2. P < 0.05 statistically significant