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Table 1 Waiting time reported by the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs for surgical outpatient examination and surgery in Norway, February 2008 [3].

From: The One-stop trial: Does electronic referral and booking by the general practitioner (GPs) to outpatient day case surgery reduce waiting time and costs? A randomized controlled trial protocol

  Outpatient
Consultation
(weeks)
Outpatient
Surgery
(weeks)
Gallstones 2–22 2–30
Inguinal hernia 2–22 2–28
Pilonidal sinus 2–30 2–48