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Table 2 Mean and median time between the request and the treatment starts

From: Access to high-cost medications for psoriatic arthritis in the National Health System in Brazil: the long path up to dispensation

Main DatesStep DescriptionMean (SD)Median (IQR)
 T9 - T0Prescription to dispensation75.2 (47.4)66 (49–90)
 T1 - T0Prescription to opening13.0 (24.6)6 (0–24)
 T8 - T1State Procedure40.1 (26.0)33 (25–45)
 T9 - T8Acceptance to Dispensation23.8 (34.6)19 (14–27)
State ProceedingsStep DescriptionMeanMedian
 T2 - T1Opening to registration4.3 (8.3)0 (0–6)
 T3 - T2Registration to protocol1.2 (7.3)2 (1–3)
 T4 - T3Protocol to SAF12.0 (23.0)5 (3–7)
 T5 - T4SAF to analyst8.1 (7.1)6 (3–13)
 T6 - T5Analyst to appraisal7.6 (6.3)6 (5–8)
 T7 - T6Appraisal to SAF5.3 (3.2)5 (3–7)
 T8 - T7SAF to Regional1.6 (1.2)1 (1–3)
  1. SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range