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Table 4 Time (days) from receipt of physiotherapy referral to appointment

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 Prea 636 12.8 (19.6) 4 0.81
Postb 1770 13.2 (20.2) 5
 2 Pre 838 23.7 (16.3) 20 0.60
Post 3039 22.7 (14.3) 20
 3 Pre 75 32.5 (21.2) 29 0.60
Post 597 30.2 (16.7) 26
Neurodevelopmental Service Only
 1 Pre 163 30.7 (25.5) 27 0.11
Post 384 34.8 (26.9) 30
 2 Pre 289 29.8 (17.9) 28 <0.0001
Post 811 24.3 (17.0) 21
 3 Pre 12 37.3 (30.4) 21 0.87
Post 255 31.7 (16.4) 28
Orthopedic Service Only
 1 Pre 473 6.6 (12.1) 1 0.43
Post 1385 7.3 (12.5) 1
 2 Pre 549 20.4 (14.3) 17 <0.0001
Post 2228 22.1 (13.1) 20
 3 Pre 63 31.6 (19.2) 32 0.25
Post 342 29.1 (16.9) 26
  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