Table 1

A summary of the main results

Mean time to diagnosis/case, (m=minutes; s=seconds)Normalised time to diagnosis per case, %
Light microscopeDigital microscopeDifferenceLight microscopeDigital microscopeDifference
Overall5 m 24 s4 m 3 s1 m 21 s (95% CI 0 m 16 s to 2 m 26 s), p=0.021158530 (95% CI 15 to 45), p=0.0006
Trainees only5 m 25 s3 m 31 s1 m 54 s (95% CI 0 m 37 s to 3 m 11 s), p=0.0071167442 (95% CI 14 to 70), p=0.006
Consultants only5 m 24 s4 m 35 s0 m 48 s (95% CI −2 m 41 s to 1 m 5 s), p=0.371149618 (95% CI −53 to 17), p=0.3
Set A only5 m 11 s3 m 13 s1 m 58 s (95% CI 0 m 36 s to 3 m 18 s), p=0.0081237747 (95% CI 14 to 79), p=0.008
Set B only5 m 38 s4 m 53 s0 m 44 s (95% CI −2 m 24 s to 0 m 54 s), p=0.351079314 (95% CI −45 to 18), p=0.37