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Table 2 Distribution of healthcare professionals in pediatric centers for diabetes according to the department organization and the amount of working-time spent on diabetes care, year 2012

From: Organization and regional distribution of centers for the management of children and adolescents with diabetes in Italy

Operators OD UOS UOC/UOSd p
Primary care physicians
Full time 0 (0–0) 1 (0–1) 2 (2–2.5) <0.001*
Part time 2 (1–2) 1 (1–2) 1 (0–1) 0.083
Nurses
Full time 0 (0–0) 0 (0–1) 3 (1.5-3.5) <0.001**
Part time 2 (1–2) 2 (1–2) 0 (0–1.5) 0.227
Psychologists
Full time 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 1 (0.5-1) 0.002**
Part time 1 (0–1) 1 (1–1) 0 (0–1) 0.466
Dieticians
Full time 0 (0–0) 0 (0–0) 1 (0.5-1) <0.001**
Part time 1 (0–1) 1 (1–1) 0 (0–0.5) 0.053
  1. Values are median (1st-3rd quartiles). p-values refer to Kruskal-Wallis test and indicate significant differences between groups when <0.05
  2. *Significant differences between groups: OD vs UOS, UOC/UOSd
  3. **Significant differences between groups: OD vs UOC/UOSd