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Table 5 Comparison of major vs. minor hospitals’ radiology report turnaround time by subspecializations —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  
Body radiology
 1st signature 10,722 10,591 35 36 83 94 .46 (r = 0.01) 3368 3342 34 25 93 66 < .001* (r = 0.15)
 2nd signature 5821 4295 115 131 256 277 < .001* (r = 0.06) 1114 1001 105 107 231 217 .61 (r = 0.01)
Musculoskeletal radiology
 1st signature 10,042 10,915 29 27 74 66 < .001* (r = 0.02) 6096 6553 31 23 94 59 < .001* (r = 0.12)
 2nd signature 4374 4343 114 79 269 157 < .001* (r = 0.20) 1997 2464 145 84 344 192 < .001* (r = 0.24)
Neuroradiology
 1st signature 5760 5850 30 44 77 86 < .001* (r = 0.16) 442 551 26 31 78 65,6 .22 (r = 0.04)
 2nd signature 3000 3230 131 141 423 346 < .001* (r = 0.05) 159 198 73 106 147 185 .004 (r = 0.15)
  1. min minutes. *Significant p value