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Table 4 The effect of STAT on secondary outcomes

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

  Intervention
n = 1861
Control
n = 1252
Adj ratio
(95% CI)
ICC
Appointments missed per patient, n
Mean (SD) 0.5 (0.7) 0.4 (0.9) IRR 1.18 (1.04 to 1.35) 0.01
Median (IQR) 0 (0–1) 0 (0–1)
Time from the 1st to 2nd appointment, days, n
Mean (SD) 28.5 (18.5) 28.8 (18.5) IRR 1.03 (0.98 to 1.09) 0.03
Median (IQR) 23 (13–42) 21 (14–39)
Appointments in first 12 weeks, n
Mean (SD) 2.4 (2.1) 2.1 (1.7) IRR 0.99 (0.93 to 1.05) 0.01
Median (IQR) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3)
Patients discharged at 12 weeks, % 50.7 48.5 OR: 0.77 (0.60 to 0.99) 0.08
Unplanned admission days, n
Mean (SD) 0.4 (4.0) 0.3 (3.5) IRR 1.33 (0.49 to 3.59) 0.00
Median (IQR) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0)
Proportion of patients with unplanned hospital admissions within 6 months, % 2.3 2.7 OR 1.039 (0.51 to 2.13) 0.24
  1. IRR incident rate ratio, OR odds ratio, ICC intra-cluster correlation coefficient, Adj ratio adjusted ratio indicates that other factors, such as potential confounders, have been included in the model