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Table 3 Inter-examiner agreement for surgical triage for a) all patients, b) patients seen during first half of study and c) patients seen during second half of study

From: Can a physiotherapy student assume the role of an advanced practice physiotherapist in Orthopaedic surgery triage? A prospective observational study

a)
Surgical Triage Orthopaedic Surgeons
Conservative Surgical
Physiotherapy Student Conservative 58 4
Surgical 1 23
Raw percent agreement = 94.2%; κ = 0.86 (95% CI: 0.74–0.98)
b)  
Surgical Triage
Week 1 + 2
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Conservative Surgical
Physiotherapy Student Conservative 28 3
Surgical 0 6
Raw percent agreement = 91.9%; κ = 0.75 (95% CI: 0.49–1.00)
c)  
Surgical Triage
Week 3 + 4
Orthopaedic Surgeons
Conservative Surgical
Physiotherapy Student Conservative 30 1
Surgical 1 17
Raw percent agreement = 95.9%; κ = 0.91 (95% CI: 0.79–1.00)
  1. κ: Cohen’s kappa; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval