Table 3

Length of nurse practitioner and GP consultations.

GP mean (SD)Nurse mean (SD)Mean difference (95% CI)P-value
Time per consultation (seconds)304 (37)602 (253)298 (160 to 435)P<0.001
Patients' speech (number of characters)1251 (776)2533 (1251)1282 (576 to 1987)P = 0.001
Clinicians' speech (number of characters)2796 (1062)4164 (1422)1368 (518 to 2218)P = 0.002
  • SD = standard deviation.