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Table 6 Number of working days to be waited leading up to appointment date according to insurance status and specialist field/intervention

From: Waiting times for elective treatments according to insurance status: A randomized empirical study in Germany

  Working days to be waited leading up to intervention   
Intervention/Examination SHI PHI Difference in working days Difference expressed in % of PHI-waiting time
Allergy test and pulmonary function test 26.0 8.4 17.6 210%
Pupil dilation 25.2 8.2 17 207.3%
MRT of the knee 14.1 4.6 9.5 206.5%
Gastroscopy 36.7 11.9 24.8 208.4%
Hearing test 6.8 2.2 4.6 209%