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Table 3 The effect of STAT on time from referral to first appointment (primary outcome)

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

N = 1861
N = 1252
Adj ratio
(95% CI)
Waiting time, days
 Mean (SD) 35.6 (33.6) 60.0 (55.2) IRR 0.663 (0.516 to 0.852) 0.058
 Median (IQR) 24 (13–48) 42 (19–86)
  1. IRR incident rate ratio, ICC intra-cluster correlation coefficient, Adj ratio adjusted ratio indicates that other factors, such as potential confounders, have been included in the model