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Table 2 Description of time from Triage and different medical and laboratorial procedures among 110 presumed DR TB suspects

From: Outcomes from patients with presumed drug resistant tuberculosis in five reference centers in Brazil

Sites (type of culture used)   To sputum collection To treatment onset To culture results to DST results released by Lab to DST results seen by physicians To appropriate treatment
Messejana hospital N 32 32 32 32 31 32
(culture and DST by MGIT) Median 0 0 16.5 35 65 31
  IQR 0–0 0–10.7 10–41,2 27–58.7 36–86 0–55
Clemente Ferreira Institute N 19 19 19 19 17 19
(culture and DST by MGIT) Median 0 0 11 59 128 35
  IQR 0–1 0–0 9–18 26–115 57–159 35–99
Ary Parreiras hospital N 15 14 15 15 15 15
(culture and DST by MGIT = 14) Median 1 0 133 133 139 1
(culture and DST by PM = 1) IQR 0–3 0–1 89–180 95–184 96–185 0–77
Helio Fraga Reference Center N 17 17 17 13 9 17
(culture and DST by MGIT = 16) Median 0 0 43 87 141 1
(culture and DST by PM = 1) IQR 0–0 0–5 30.5–54.5 79–115.5 100–151 0–67.5
Partenon Hospital N 27 27 27 27 24 27
(culture and DST by MGIT = 11) Median 0 0 40 70 100.5 0
(culture and DST by PM = 16) IQR 0–1 0–1 30–63 63–113 70.2–149.7 0–5
All sites N 110 109 110 106 96 110
(culture and DST by MGIT = 92) Median 0 0 32.5 69.5 97 1
(culture and DST by PM = 18) IQR 0–1 0–1 14.7–63 35.7–111 64.2–143 0–41.2
  1. DST drug susceptibility testing, IQR interquartile