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Table 2 Waiting times for newly diagnosed type 2 patients by hospitals with and without endocrinologists

From: Differences in the structure of outpatient diabetes care between endocrinologist- led and general physician- led services

  With endocrinologist No endocrinologist All hospitals
  (n = 21) (n = 13) n = 34
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
< 3 months 20 (4) 71 (10) 41 (14)
3–6 months 30 (6) 21 (3) 26 (9)
7–12 months 35 (7) 0 (0) 21 (7)
12+ months 10 (2) 7 (1) 9 (3)
Other* 5 (1) 0 (0) 3 (1)
  1. *One hospital reported two different waiting times (up to 3 months or up to 24 months) depending on the consultant that the patient has been referred to.