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Table 4 Comparison of major vs. minor hospitals’ radiology report turnaround time by modalities —04 September 2017–22 December 2017 vs. 03 September 2018–21 December 2018

From: Subspecialized radiological reporting reduces radiology report turnaround time

Major hospitals Minor hospitals
  n   Median [min] 80th percentile [min] p value (r value) n Median [min] 80th percentile [min] p value (r value)
Period 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018   2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018  
All modalities
 1st signature 26,524 27,356 32 34 78 81 < .001* (r = 0.02) 9906 10,446 32 24 92 62 < .001* (r = 0.12)
 2nd signature 13,195 11,868 117 110 288 245 < .001* (r = 0.03) 3270 3663 125 91 300 198 < .001* (r = 0.15)
CT
 1st signature 6897 7274 33 42 71 92 < .001* (r = 0.14) 2150 2459 40 38 108 83 .01* (r = 0.04)
 2nd signature 3799 3677 86 109 162 212 < .001* (r = 0.16) 746 997 93 111 204 224 < .001* (r = 0.09)
Conventional radiographs
 1st signature 12,311 12,170 26 19 63 49 < .001* (r = 0.13) 7756 7987 30 20 88 54 < .001* (r = 0.16)
 2nd signature 5724 4032 110 73 248 156 < .001* (r = 0.21) 2524 2666 137 83 331 189 < .001* (r = 0.23)
  1. min minutes, CT computed tomography. *Significant p value