Table 1

Demographic, referral, and diagnostic data for patients seen in the first 6 months following the introduction of the fast track CT pathway compared to those seen in the previous year

Jan–Dec 2006Jun–Dec 2007p Value
Patients (n)399168
Mean (range) age66 (19–95)68 (23–93)0.080
Male227 (57%)101 (60%)0.515
Source of referral
 Radiology department207 (52%)86 (51%)0.023
 General practitioner132 (33%)42 (25%)
 Other60 (15%)40 (24%)
CT scan performed348 (87%)154 (92%)0.129