Table 1.

Summary of parameters examined for patients in RAST and NAST groups

ParameteraMean for RAST groupSD for RAST groupMean for NAST groupSD for NAST groupMean difference95% Confidence interval
RAST groupNAST group
Turnaround time (h) (1282, 2231)39.214.044.412.75.2b 38.5, 4043.9, 44.9
Mortality rate (%) (242, 523)7.927.09.629.41.7c 4.4, 11.37, 12.1
Length of stay (days) (242, 523)10.77.512.612.12.0d 9.7, 11.611.6, 13.7
Average total cost ($) (242, 523)13,22713,32115,62218,1632,395e 11,541, 14,91414,062, 17,182
Average variable cost ($) (242, 523)4,9275,6606,6778,3851,750b 4,210, 5,6445,956, 7,397
  • a Numbers in parentheses are number of patients in RAST group, number of patients in NAST group.

  • b P = 0.001.

  • c P = 0.45.

  • d P = 0.006.

  • e P = 0.04.