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Table 1 Average characteristics of ADHD centers

From: Waiting times for diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents referred to Italian ADHD centers must be reduced

Characteristics mean (SD); median
No. of children and adolescents who accessed the Center per year 179 (90); 177
No. of children and adolescents who accessed the Center for the first time per year 35 (25); 32
No. of children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD per year 24 (16); 20
No. of clinical staff professionals 5 (3); 5
Hours/year of work 1521 (620); 1473
Hours/year of work per children and adolescents with ≥1 access 11.5 (8.5); 8.3
Hours/year of work per children and adolescents with ≥1 access per clinical staff professionals 2.5 (1.9); 1.7
Wait time for the first visit (days) 112 (99); 82
Time from request to diagnosis (days) 204 (133); 177
No. of children and adolescents who accessed the Center per year 179 (90); 177
No. of children and adolescents who accessed the Center for the first time per year 35 (25); 32
No. of children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD per year 24 (16); 20
No. of clinical staff professionals 5 (3); 5
Hours/year of work 1521 (620); 1473
Hours/year of work per accessed children and adolescents 11.5 (8.5); 8.3
Hours/year of work per accessed children and adolescents per clinical staff professionals 2.5 (1.9); 1.7
Wait time for the first visit (days) 112 (99); 82
Time from request to diagnosis (days) 204 (133); 177