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Table 3 Applications & References – Duration of Assessment

From: The Australian experiment: the use of evidence based medicine for the reimbursement of surgical and diagnostic procedures (1998–2004)

  Applications References
  Number Percentage Number Percentage
1 – 12 months 20 27% 5 15%
13 – 18 months 26 35% 11 32%
19 – 24 months 15 20% 7 21%
25 – 36 months 12 16% 7 21%
36 + months 1 1% 4 12%
Total 74 100% 34 100%
Average (months) 17.8   22  
Range (months) 3 – 55   6 – 52