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Table 2 List of Variables

From: The influence of insurance status on waiting times in German acute care hospitals: an empirical analysis of new data

Variables evaluated for the entire sample
Name Description
Waiting period Gross waiting period for an appointment
Waitingperiodqueried Gross waiting period for an appointment at those hospitals querying the insurance status
Waitingperiod_n_queried Gross waiting period for an appointment at those hospitals not querying the insurance status
Waitingperiodankle Gross waiting period for an appointment for the diagnosis Weber B Fracture
Waitingperiodstenosis Gross waiting period for an appointment for the diagnosis Stenosis
Waitingperiodconization Gross waiting period for an appointment for the diagnosis Conisation
Waitingperiodprivhosp Gross waiting period for an appointment at private hospitals
Waitingperiodpubhosp Gross waiting period for an appointment at public hospitals
Waitingperiodcharhosp Gross waiting period for an appointment at charitable hospitals
Privately Insured 1, if patient is privately insured, otherwise 0
Insurance Status Questioned 1, if hospital investigated actively the insurance status, otherwise 0
Weber B Fracture 1, if the diagnosis was "Weber B Fracture", otherwise 0
Stenosis 1, if the diagnosis was "Stenosis", otherwise 0
Cervical Conisation 1, if the diagnosis was "Cervical Conisation", otherwise 0
Privately Owned Hospital 1, if the hospital is privately owned, otherwise 0
Public Hospital 1, if the hospital is publicly owned, otherwise 0
Charitable Hospital 1, if the hospital is charity owned, otherwise 0
Number of beds Number of beds in treating hospital
Variables evaluated for the subgroup of hospitals investigating insurance status
Name Description
Waitingperiodprivpat Gross waiting period of privately insured patients with consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
Waitingperiodcompat Gross waiting period of compulsorily insured patients with consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
Appointment1weekcompat 1, if patient is compulsorily insured and gets appointment within 1 week, otherwise 0
Appointment1weekprivpat 1, if patient is privately insured and gets appointment within 1 week, otherwise 0
Appointment2weekscompat 1, if patient is compulsorily insured and gets appointment within 2 weeks, otherwise 0
Appointment2weeksprivpat 1, if patient is privately insured and gets appointment within 2 weeks, otherwise 0
WaitingperiodcompatSt Gross waiting period of compulsorily insured patients with the diagnosis "Stenosis", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
WaitingtimeprivpatSt Gross waiting period of privately insured patients with the diagnosis "Stenosis", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
WaitingperiodcompatAnk Gross waiting period of compulsorily insured patients with the diagnosis "Weber B Fracture", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
WaitingperiodprivpatAnk Gross waiting period of privately insured patients with the diagnosis "Weber B Fracture", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
WaitingperiodprivpatCon Gross waiting period of privately insured patients with the diagnosis "Cervical Conisation", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status
WaitingperiodcompatCon Gross waiting period of compulsorily insured patients with the diagnosis "Conisation", consideration only to those hospitals querying the insurance status