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Table 7 Radiology turnaround times during the peak hours of the study periods

From: The impact of a multimodal intervention on emergency department crowding and patient flow

  Pre-intervention period, 10,564 orders in 8070 presentations Intervention period, 10,990 orders in 7957 presentations p valueb
Median turnaround time radiology in minutes (IQR)a 71 (40–129) 38 (25–61) < 0.001
Median turnaround time per category in minutes (IQR)a
 Plain radiograph 55 (32–96) 30 (21–45) < 0.001
 CT 94 (54–175) 56 (37–85) < 0.001
 Ultrasonography 109 (70–170) 37 (25–56) < 0.001
  1. *Abbreviation: CT computer tomography, IQR interquartile range
  2. aBased on orders, due to missings
  3. bp value was calculated using Mann-Whitney U tests