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Table 2 Characteristics of participating sites

From: A model of access combining triage with initial management reduced waiting time for community outpatient services: a stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

Site characteristics Number of sites
n = 8
Classification (n)
 Community health service 4
 Multidisciplinary SAC clinic 3
 Allied Health Outpatient service 1
Service size (clinical EFT) (median, IQR) 2.7 (1.5–3.3)
Primary catchment area
 Rural 2
 Metropolitan 4
 Mixed 2
Disciplines represented (n)
 Single-discipline service 3
 2–3 disciplines 4
 > 3 disciplines 1
Target age group (n)
 Paediatric 3
 Adult 4
 Mixed 1
Primary condition (n)
 Continence 2
 Neurological 1
 Developmental disorders 3
 Mixed (ortho/neuro/general frailty) 2
Stability of demand
 No substantial change 5
  (< 10% difference, year 1 to year 2)  
 25–50% increase 1
 50–75% increase 2
  1. Stability of demand was calculated by comparing the number of referrals received from Sept. to Nov. in 2015 (all sites pre intervention) and the same period in 2016 (with each site in either the implementation or post implementation period)