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Table 3 Details of process activities

From: The impact of medical documentation assistants on process performance measures in a surgical emergency department

Process activity Triage Physical examination Handing over patient (nurse to physician) Physical examination and interviewing X-ray CT scan Blood testing Analysis of X-ray Analysis of CT Treatment (injection/cast/bandage etc.) First documentation (of anamnesis and results) Final documentation (completion of discharge letter) Trauma room (urgent emergency)
Resource Triage nurse Nurse Nurse, physician Physician X-ray department X-ray department Laboratory Physician Physician Physician Physician Physician Nurse, physician
Data source TMS TMS TMS TMS CIS CIS CIS TMS TMS TMS TMS TMS TMS
Mean (time in min) 5.08 4.06 1.46 4.55 18.66 46.05 34.08 2.61 2.85 11.91 6.88 7.9 39.05
Standard deviation (in min) 3.73 3.09 1.58 2.85 16.67 32.05 2.31 1.76 11.21 5.3 5.47 13.08