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Table 1 Initial audit and re-audit groups by wait times for endoscopy as well as diagnosis and indication for endoscopy (‘Other’ indications were abdominal pain, broncho-oesophageal fistula, acute diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and one documented only as ‘diagnostic’)

From: Time to endoscopic intervention in patients with upper gastrointestinal patients can be improved with pathway provision

  Initial audit Re-audit P value
Total no. Endoscopies 30 42  
 Median wait (days) 3 1 0.010
 IQR (days) 3.8 3.5
 % done within 24 h 26.7 57.1 0.016
 % done within 48 h 43.3 61.9 0.096
Tumour site N (%) N (%)  
 CUP 2 (6.7) 0 0.06
 Cholangiocarcinoma 3 (10) 0
 Colorectal 1 (3.3) 3 (7.1)
 Duodenal 2 (6.7) 0
 Gastric 4 (13.3) 5 (11.9)
 GOJ 2 (6.7) 5 (11.9)
 Oesophageal 16 (53.3) 26 (61.9)
 Pancreas 0 3 (7.1)
Indication (%) N (%) N (%)  
 Bleeding 9 (30) 8 (19) 0.33
 Obstructive symptoms 19 (63.3) 33 (78.6)
 Other 2 (6.7) 1 (2.4)
  1. CUP – cancer of unknown primary, GOJ – gastro-oesophageal junction