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Table 3 Wait time (in days) from EMR referral to having a specialist visit: patient factors

From: Waiting to see the specialist: patient and provider characteristics of wait times from primary to specialty care

Patient factors Dermatology Gastroenterology Rheumatology Cardiology Psychiatry General surgery Plastics Urology ENT Orthopedics
  Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th Median 75th median 75th Median 75th
Sex Female 41 97 77 162 62* 127* 39 78 77.5 207 30* 60* 54* 117* 44.5 87.5 62 112 73.5* 159*
Male 42 91 71 155 44.5* 90* 39.5 77 68 344 39* 71* 43* 100* 43 80.5 58.5 103 58* 141*
Age groups (years) <=20 48 113 139* 187* 52* 147.5* 37.5 58 121 478 28 65 46 190 54.5 94 59* 101* 24* 39*
21 to 40 40 92 71* 152* 59* 122* 25 64 62.5 231 35 69.5 49.5 123 46.5 81 53.5 98* 61* 157*
41 to 55 42 92 79* 168* 57* 133* 42 76 71.5 204 33.5 67.5 50 108 48 87 61.5* 117* 62.5* 150*
  56 to 65 42 97 81* 174.5* 60* 116* 37 79 85 291 34 61 45 100 41 76 63* 116* 83* 173*
66 to 85 37 96 60.5* 141* 56* 105* 44 78 123.5 322 29 55 55 99 41.5 88 65* 106* 71* 149*
> = 86 50.5 99 25* 71* 33* 98* 27 121 35 56 41 68 29.5 40 33 43 48* 142* 37* 84*
Socioeconomic status 1 (Low) 38 89 70* 142* 57 122 41 77 101.5 385 33.5 64 73* 132* 39.5 79.5 54.5 98 99* 165*
2 42 93 78* 155* 59 116 37 84 88 236 42 76 62* 140* 49 98 61 112 64* 144*
3 48 98 63* 137* 55 116 35 62 75.5 220 25 59 49* 116* 41 77 58 110 62* 140*
4 38.5 88 73* 152.5* 50.5 127 42 93 47.5 160 32 63 46* 99* 46 85 62.5 108 68* 152*
5 (High) 41 109 84* 212* 69 124 42.5 78 48.5 128 30 60 41* 90* 43 81 60 111 54* 159*
Comorbidity (ACG group) 0-5 (Low) 42 93 81* 172* 59.5 119.5 37 68 60 243 33.5 62 49 108 45 77.5 64 113 65 150
6 to 9 42 97 63.5* 146* 55.5 116 46 87 84 209 32 64 51 106 41.5 80 53 103 69 145
> = 10 (High) 33 112 66.5* 138.5* 57 150 26 73 100 230 33.5 82 44 100 40 147 47 98 67 188
Continuity of care (UPC) Low UPC 43 104 75 146 59 117 41.5 103 77.5 187 31 69 49 112 49 105 57 105 52 139
High UPC 39 90 76 173 58 118 36.5 68 86 233 32.5 63.5 47 103 43 80 63 116 78 161
  N0 UPC 43 94 71 151 56.5 128.5 41 71 65 308 35 60 55 118 40 81.5 57 104 58.5 150
  1. *p < 0.001.