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Table 4 Accuracy and distribution of assigned colonoscopy waiting list categories using GP-reported symptoms compared to risk assessment tool

From: Development and evaluation of a risk assessment tool to improve clinical triage accuracy for colonoscopic investigations

  SBD, Positive n (%) No SBD, Positive n (%) OR 95% CI P-value
Triage category classification n = 113c n = 310c    
Symptoms-basedb    1.4 0.88-2.11 0.153
Category 1 61 (54.0%) 143 (46.1%)    
Category 2/3 52 (46.0%) 167 (53.8%)    
Risk Assessment Tool n = 114 n = 314 9.0 4.29-18.75 2.32a10−11
Category 1 28 (24.6%) 11 (3.5%)    
Category 2/3 86 (75.4%) 303 (96.5%)    
  1. aCategory 1 (most urgent), Category 2 (moderately urgent), Category 3 (least urgent)
  2. bCurrent practice
  3. c5 patients have been excluded due to missing triage category information. The denominators for percentages are based on the total amount of available data