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Table 1 Construction of the variable ‘waiting times’

From: Waiting times in the ambulatory sector - the case of chronically Ill patients

How long did it take you to get an appointment for your last visit to a doctor?
Translation key The lower value of the current interval + (upper value of current interval - lower value of the current interval)/2 )
Possible answers Translation into days Number of observations
Was given an immediate appointment 0 532
One day 1 58
2-3 days 2.5 108
Up to a week 5.5 119
Up to two weeks 11.0 85
Up to three weeks 18.0 49
Up to a month 26.2 42
Up to two months 44.9 32
Up to three months 74.1 34
Up to four months 102.8 13
Over four months 121.7 23
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