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Table 2 Mean waiting time for examination and surgical treatment for selected day case prcedures at a University Hospital during a three-month period of normal activity.

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

  GP referral to examination at the surgical outpatient clinic (days) Internal hospital referral to day case surgery (days) Total waiting time (days)
Waiting timea (mean) 122 119 241
Standard deviation 118 92 154
  1. a Inguinal hernia, pilonidal sinus and uncomplicated gallstone disease