Table 2

Summary of time patients spent in clinic

Men (N=196)Women (N=178)
SOC (n=99)NIT (n=97)p ValueSOC (n=91)NIT (n=87)p Value
Total patient time in clinic (min), N82887579
 Mean (SD)41.3 (18.5)26.1 (20.0)<0.000145.3 (16.7)23.3 (13.6)<0.0001
 Median3616.5<0.00014018<0.0001
 Range13–988–8320–9610–65
 Mean difference between treatments15.222.1
 (95% CI)(9.3 to 21.0)(17.2 to 26.9)
Health carer time = consultation + screening + venepuncture (excluding patient waiting time between seeing clinic staff) (min), N82887579
 Mean (SD)15.0 (5.3)13.6 (4.4)0.0618.1 (5.5)16.1 (5.0)0.02
 Median14130.0717150.01
 Range8–347–2910–367–32
 Mean difference between treatments1.42.0
 (95% CI)(−0.1 to 2.9)(0.4 to 3.7)
Health carer time = consultation + screening (excluding venepuncture and patient waiting time between seeing clinic staff) (min), N99979187
 Mean (SD)10.1 (4.1)9.7 (3.7)0.513.2 (4.9)11.6 (4.4)0.03
 Median990.512110.01
 Range4–294–256–375–28
 Mean difference between treatments0.41.5
 (95% CI)(−0.7 to 1.5)(0.1 to 2.9)
Consultation time (min), N99979187
 Mean (SD)6.6 (2.8)7.1 (3.3)0.37.4 (3.1)6.2 (3.0)0.009
 Median660.4760.002
 Range2–182–202–202–20
 Mean difference between treatments−0.51.2
 (95% CI)(−1.4 to 0.4)(0.3 to 2.1)
Screening time (min), N99979187
 Mean (SD)3.5 (2.2)2.7 (1.1)0.00085.7 (2.9)5.4 (2.7)0.4
 Median330.01550.5
 Range1–141–61–171–17
 Mean difference between treatments0.90.3
 (95% CI)(0.4 to 1.4)(−0.5 to 1.2)
Venepuncture time (min), N82887579
 Mean (SD)4.8 (3.1)4.0 (1.6)0.035.5 (4.2)4.4 (2.5)0.07
 Median440.05540.1
 Range1–202–101–271–13
 Mean difference between treatments0.91.0
 (95% CI)(0.1 to 1.6)(−0.1 to 2.1)
  • Twelve patients withdrew or were lost to follow-up—for these patients no time data were recorded (three men (two standard of care (SOC) and one non-invasive testing (NIT)) and nine women (three SOC and six NIT) (see figure 1: CONSORT diagram). In addition, there were five patients with no consultation and screening times (five men (two SOC and three NIT)) and 55 patients with no venepuncture times (31 men (19 SOC and 12 NIT), 24 women (16 SOC and eight NIT)).