Table 2

Mean number of days (and 95% CI) for each step in referral pathway by group

Days; Mean (95% CI)
MeasurementSTTPTraditional pathwayControl Trusts
(n = 340)(n = 495)(n = 566)
Referral to first seen9.039.018.79
(8.64 to 9.42)(8.67 to 9.35)(8.11 to 9.48)
P<0.731
Referral to diagnosis183426
(17-20)(32-36)(24-29)
P<0.001
Diagnosis to treatment312432
(27-35)(21-27)(30-34)
P<0.001
Overall referral to treatment465358
(42-50)(49-58)(55-62)
P<0.008
  • STTP, straight to test pathway.