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Table 3 theoretical delay in days if tests were performed in a serial way.

From: Is increasing complexity of algorithms the price for higher accuracy? virtual comparison of three algorithms for tertiary level management of chronic cough in people living with HIV in a low-income country

Final Clinical Diagnosis CHUK MSF Actual delay in CHUK Hypothetical minimal delay
TB smear positive 3,14 2,91 2,3 3
Miliary TB 1 3 1,6 1
Pleural TB 2,28 4 3,4 2
Pneumocystis jirovecii 1,03 3,45 0 1
Lobar pneumonia 1,09 3,09 0,8 1
Atypical pneumonia 1,67 4,83 0,2 1
Empyema 1,67 3,67 6,7 2
Kaposi 's sarcoma 1,57 3,14 1,6 1
Pulmonary abscess 1 3 1 1
Cavitary TB 1,5 3 0 1
Mediastinal ADP TB 4,33 6 3 1
Pericardial TB 2 4 0 1
Average delay 1,86 3,46 1,8 1,3