Table 3

Proportional use of different departments for thrombolytic treatment, with median delays from arrival to treatment in minutes (interquartile range): patients having thrombolytic treatment without delay (see text)

19931997
n % Median (IQR) (mins) n % Median (IQR) (mins)
Accident & emergency department544.453 (37, 80)24417.336 (20, 60)
Direct admission to CCU29223.630 (20, 50)32322.925 (15, 40)
Conventional treatment in CCU84968.663 (41, 95)83459.154 (36, 85)
Acute assessment/general ward413.375 (53, 107)100.745 (33, 70)
Total123610055 (35, 86)141110045 (33, 70)
  • CCU, Coronary care unit.