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Table 3 Wait time and triage time analysis

From: The third delay: understanding waiting time for obstetric referrals at a large regional hospital in Ghana

Factor N (%) Wait time (minutes) IQR (minutes) p-value N (%) Triage time (minutes) IQR (minutes) p-value
Shift
 Morning 325 (32%) 37 11–84 0.0001 253 (28%) 41 13–200 0.0945
 Evening 306 (30%) 30 12–84   352 (40%) 40 13–200  
 Night 390 (38%) 55 15–135   282 (32%) 70 15–293  
Daily Volume
  < 10 pts 80 (9%) 50 19–92 0.2304 85 (9%) 45 20–380 0.0285
 10–19 pts 554 (60%) 40 15–102   555 (60%) 44 15–250  
 20–29 pts 210 (23%) 32 10–85   201 (22%) 33 11–143  
  > 30 pts 81 (9%) 37 5–125   86 (9%) 83 10–361  
Day of the Week
 Sunday 130 (14%) 47 18–107 0.3767 121 (14%) 70 20–365 0.2316
 Monday 122 (13%) 40 15–110   114 (13%) 40 15–213  
 Tuesday 118 (13%) 36 12–100   113 (13%) 55 15–310  
 Wednesday 129 (14%) 35 12–91   124 (14%) 43 15–231  
 Thursday 147 (16%) 40 15–70   142 (16%) 33 10–235  
 Friday 146 (16%) 39 10–95   144 (16%) 38 10–174  
 Saturday 134 (14%) 44 12–120   130 (15%) 60 16–208  
 Weekday 662 (72%) 40 14–192 0.1253 637 (72%) 40 12–227 0.0071
 Weekend 263 (28%) 45 15–111   251 (28%) 65 20–298  
Risk Factor
 Other 529 (57%) 45 15–110 0.0299 486 (55%) 60 15–310 0.0079
 Sepsis 65 (7%) 35 10–70   68 (8%) 51 18–182  
 OH 44 (5%) 37 10–66   42 (5%) 24 12–185  
 HDoP 285 (31%) 32 12–80   283 (32%) 34 11–171  
Labour Status
 Latent 489 (56%) 44 15–108 0.0279 476 (56%) 85 20–336 0.0001
 1st Stage 275 (31%) 35 10–83   271 (32%) 24 10–65  
 2nd Stage 42 (5%) 30 12–79 Ob 45 (5%) 10 5–32  
 Not labouring 69 (8%) 38 15–90   51 (6%) 60 15–365