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Table 3 Time (days) from receipt of physiotherapy referral to contact with family

From: Central intake to improve access to physiotherapy for children with complex needs: a mixed methods case report

Priority Period n Mean (sd) Median p-value
Orthopedic & Neurodevelopmental Services Combined
 1 Pre a 207 3.9 (9.3) 1 0.003
Post b 491 1.8 (5.5) 1
 2 Pre 758 10.5 (10.4) 8 0.56
Post 3174 9.6 (6.7) 8
 3 Pre 62 16.7 (15.9) 13.5 0.06
Post 608 12.2 (9.0) 10
Neurodevelopmental Service Only
 1 Pre 33 11.2 (17.9) 5 0.16
Post 22 9.5 (19.3) 0
 2 Pre 263 12.3 (13.1) 9 <0.0001
Post 814 8.0 (6.9) 7
 3 Pre 9 18.6 (25.3) 13 0.64
Post 258 11.8 (8.6) 9
Orthopedic Service Only
 1 Pre 174 2.5 (5.6) 1 0.07
Post 469 1.4 (3.5) 1
 2 Pre 495 9.6 (8.6) 8 <0.001
Post 2360 10.1 (6.6) 9
 3 Pre 53 16.4 (14.1) 14 0.10
Post 350 12.4 (9.3) 10
  1. Bold p-values indicate a result that is statistically significant at α =0.05
  2. aPre: refers to the pre-central intake implementation period
  3. bPost: refers to the post-central intake implementation period