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Table 4 Wait time (in days) from EMR referral to having a specialist visit: physician factors

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

Physician characteristics 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
MD gender Male MD 55* 134* 70 149 58 120 43* 84* 65 188 33 60 53.5 108.5 42 77 67* 120* 70.5 155
Female MD 35* 73* 80 175 57 121.5 35* 66* 87 326 33.5 70.5 45.5 106 47.5 94.5 53* 92* 60 141
MD Age <=35 years 43 87.5 69* 144.5* 56 115 37 96 92 354 31 63 48 107.5 39.5 88 57 93 62 149
36 to 55 years 41 103 76* 155* 62 125 41 76.5 70 233 36 72 43 104 45 81 67* 120.5 67 150
> = 56 years 41 84 78* 178* 41.5 97 37 77 64 158 30 52 66.5 113.5 41 86 46* 98 64 157
Practice location Metropolitan 39* 85* 81.5* 182* 52 116 42 83 80.5 232.5 36* 77* 48 112 39* 70* 60 106 55* 136*
Suburban 73* 192* 40* 77* 69 133 28.5 84 117.5 344 24* 46.5* 55 102 34* 94.5* 55* 98* 89* 174.5*
Rural 51* 168* 71* 127* 76 133 37 68 41.5 65 38* 68* 52 114 67.5* 140.5* 76* 142* 79* 174.5*
Primary care model FHN/FHO 42 97 96.5* 205* 49* 115* 43.5 78 90.5 232.5 40* 82* 45 123 44.5 78 57 110 62* 141
FHG/other 41 90 57* 121* 67.5* 130* 36 76.5 63 231.5 29* 53* 51 103 42 88 62 106 68.5* 163
Rostered patients 500 to 1000 37* 71* 66.5* 129* 56 147 46 78 60 239.5 37 78 49 100 41 80 49 99 62 137
1001 to 1500 36* 73* 60* 136* 58 117 35 62 88 334 27.5 53 45 97 38.5 72 68 109.5 58.5 142
  > = 1500 50* 134* 90* 226* 55.5 119.5 43 86.5 72.5 187 37 68 55 125 48 95 59 110 67 150
  1. *p < 0.001.