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Table 8 Overall (24/7) radiology report turnaround times during the study periods

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

  Pre-intervention period, 20,082 orders in 15,558 presentations Intervention period, 20,687 orders in 15,550 presentations p valueb
Median turnaround time radiology in minutes (IQR)a 91 (45–256) 50 (30–106) < 0.001
Median turnaround time per category in minutes (IQR)a
 Plain radiograph 69 (36–195) 41 (25–83) < 0.001
 CT 122 (61–413) 67 (42–142) < 0.001
 Ultrasonography 113 (69–199) 48 (30–84) < 0.001
  1. *Abbreviation: CT computer tomography, IQR interquartile range
  2. aBased on 40,670 orders, due to 99 missings
  3. bp value was calculated using Mann-Whitney U tests