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Table 4 Comparison of waiting time (months) of patients referred for first Rheumatology consultations in 2007/2008 (482 patients) and 2017/2018 (357 patients)

From: Quality of referrals to a rheumatology service before and after implementation of a triage system with telemedicine support

  Mean ± SD Median (P25-P75), range of values P Value*
2007/2008 7.8 ± 11.1 3.8 (1.5–10.0), 0.1 to 96.0       < 0.001
2017/2018 10.5 ± 7.8 12.1 (4.4–14.1), 0.2 to 63.8
  1. * Mann-Whitney test. SD standard deviation; P25 25th percentile; P75 75th percentile