Table 1

Where thrombolytic treatment is given in hospital, with median interval from arrival to treatment. Data from 2002

NumberMedian (IQR) minutes
IQR, interquartile range is from the 25th to the 75th centile.
In accident and emergency department7515 (66.6%)25 (17–38)
Direct admission to cardiac care unit1710 (15.1%)22 (15–30)
Cardiac care unit (slowtrack)1614 (14.3%)44 (28–69)
Elsewhere in hospital351 (3.1%)27 (19–47)
Not stated141 (1%)29 (18–46)
Overall1129226 (18–42)