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Table 4 Staffing of respondents’ pediatric centers for diabetes and its relation to the number of patients treated, year 2012

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

Quartile of the size of the center (patients) Mean number of Physicians involved in the care Mean number of FTE † physicians involved in the care Centers having a nurse (%) Mean number FTE† diabetic nurse Centers having a psychologist (%) Mean number of FTE † psychologist Centers having a dietitian (%) Mean number of FTE † dietician
1 (<56) 1.3 0 88 0,1 64.7 0,1 47.1 0,1
2 (56–115) 1.6 0,2 94 0,4 74.6 0,1 88.2 0.1
3 (116–304) 1.9 0,7 100 0,6 94.1 0,2 94.1 0,2
4 (>305) 2.7 1,5 100 1,6 88.2 0,4 82.4 0,4
  1. Values are an average of the centers in the respective quartile
  2. † FTE indicates appointment in full-time equivalents