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Table 3 HCW timea spent on patient encounters at each step along LTBI Cascade of Care Steps – By HCW cadre

From: Resource implications of the latent tuberculosis cascade of care: a time and motion study in five countries

LTBI Cascade of Care StepsNumber of HCW observed performing each StepTotal number of observed HCW-patient encounters at each StepMean time (minutes) spent on each encounter (Std. Dev.)Median time (minutes) spent on each encounter (IQR)
1. Identify contacts
 Doctor162213.0 (7.6)15.0 (7, 18)
 Nurse16489.2 (11.3)4.0 (2, 12)
 Other HCWb1314.7 (12.7)10.0 (5, 29)
2. Place TST
 Doctor224.0 (-)4.0 (-)
 Nurse19509.7 (7.7)8.5 (3, 13)
 Other HCWb1122.1 (0.7)2.0 (2, 3)
3. Read TST
 Doctor----
 Nurse17596.4 (6.1)4.0 (2, 9)
 Other HCWb----
4. Conduct Medical Evaluation
 Doctor196712.7 (6.2)13.0 (8, 16)
 Nurse213711.6 (10.2)7.0 (3, 16)
 Other HCWb31210.3 (7.9)8.5 (6, 14)
5. Recommend and discuss LTBI treatment
 Doctor205512.3 (7.4)10.0 (9, 14)
 Nurse20779.7 (9.5)5.0 (4, 12)
 Other HCWb21110.9 (5.2)11.0 (7, 15)
6. LTBI treatment follow-up
 Doctor17657.2 (5.0)5.0 (4, 10)
 Nurse3417611.0 (9.5)7.0 (2, 16)
 Other HCWb5355.1 (6.6)2.0 (2, 7)
  1. aTime from 83 HCW participating in at least one LTBI patient encounter along the steps of the cascade
  2. bNote: Other HCWs include: health assistants, social workers, sociologists and pharmacists