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.

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


a Inguinal hernia, pilonidal sinus and uncomplicated gallstone disease

Augestad et al. BMC Surgery 2008 8:14   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-8-14

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