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Table 2 Physician reimbursements, out-of-pocket payments, and wait times

From: Patient perceptions regarding physician reimbursements, wait times, and out-of-pocket payments for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Ontario

Variable N (%) Median (IQR)
What do you think is a reasonable fee that an orthopaedic surgeon should receive to perform an ACL reconstruction surgery? 250 (100%) $1000.00 (1800)
How much do you estimate that OHIP actually pays an orthopaedic surgeon to perform an ACL reconstruction surgery? 250 (100%) $700.00 (500)
What do you think is an appropriate wait time for an ACL reconstruction surgery after a diagnosis of an ACL injury?
 As soon as possible (including being placed on the emergency/after-hours list) 94 (37.6%)  
 Within 21 days 62 (24.8%)  
 Within 90 days 70 (28.0%)  
 Within 180 days 18 (7.2%)  
 Within 365 days 5 (3.3%)  
 Never 1 (0.4%)  
Would you be willing to pay out-of-pocket to have an ACL reconstruction surgery sooner?
 Yes 87 (34.8%) $750.00 (1500.00)
 No 107 (42.8%)  
 Unsure 56 (22.4%)  
Would you be willing to travel outside of Canada and pay out-of-pocket to have ACL reconstruction surgery sooner than when you can have it here?
 Yes 41 (16.4%) $2500.00 (3750.00)
 No 151 (60.4%)  
 Unsure 58 (23.2%)