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Table 2 Time Delays to Clinical Events

From: An evaluation of in-office flexible fiber-optic biopsies for laryngopharyngeal lesions

Event Biopsy Group p-value
Operative Endoscopy In-Office
n = 70 n = 44
ENT Consultation to Biopsy
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 17.4 (13.5–21.3) 1.3 (−0.2–2.9) < 0.0001
ENT Consultation to Diagnosis
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 23.0 (18.8–27.2) 7.5 (5.5–9.4) < 0.0001
Pathology Delay (Biopsy to Diagnosis)
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 5.6 (4.9–6.4) 6.1 (4.9–7.3) ns
ENT Consultation to MDOC
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 23.4 (19.4–27.4) 19 (16.0–22.0) ns
MDOC to Treatment
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 33 (27.0–39.0) 32 (28.3–35.7) ns
ENT Consultation to Treatment
 Mean days (95% C.I.) 51.7 (46.6–56.8) 49.6 (44.6–54.6) ns
  1. MDOC multidisciplinary oncology consultation, 95% C.I. 95% confidence interval, ns non-significant
  2. Bold illustrates a statistically significant result