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Table 3 Results compared by period of ED visit

From: The feasibility of the 1-h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T algorithm to rule-in and rule-out acute myocardial infarction in Thai emergency patients: an observational study

Variable 0–3 h (n = 65) 0–1 h (n = 65) p value
Rule-in/out time (min)
 Work D 260.5 ± 72.2 (n = 28) 131.5 ± 64 (n = 29) < 0.001
 Work N 226.4 ± 34.6 (n = 19) 146.8 ± 83.2 (n = 19) < 0.001
 Holiday 215.3 ± 63.6 (n = 18) 125.2 ± 61.4 (n = 17) < 0.001
Laboratory processing time (min)
 Work D 58.5 ± 192 (n = 28) 45.9 ± 20.3 (n = 29) 0.19
 Work N 51.0 ± 13.9 (n = 19) 41.8 ± 13.5 (n = 19) 0.05
 Holiday 46.4 ± 12.2 (n = 18) 39.9 ± 17.2 (n = 17) 0.2
Laboratory transport time (min)
 Work D 26.0 ± 25.9 (n = 28) 15.6 ± 10.4 (n = 29) 0.05
 Work N 12.2 ± 15.0 (n = 19) 13.5 ± 13.0 (n = 19) 0.77
 Holiday 12.0 ± 17.7 (n = 18) 15.1 ± 18.9 (n = 17) 0.69
Time to disposition (min)
 Work D 280 (180, 327.5) (n = 28) 130 (109, 210) (n = 29) < 0.001
 Work N 225 (127.5, 307.5) (n = 19) 195 (96, 265) (n = 19) 0.59
 Holiday 260 (187.5, 382) (n = 18) 135 (91.5, 192) (n = 17) 0.002
  1. Data was presented in mean ± SD or median (interquartile range)
  2. Abbreviations: work D daytime of working day, work N nighttime of working day, holiday public holiday and weekend, rule-in/out time time to rule in/out, 0–1 h 1-h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T algorithm, 0–3 h 3-h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T algorithm