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Table 8 Ranking of perceived referral barriers contributing to wait time (2019 Survey)

From: Awareness screening and referral patterns among pediatricians in the United States related to early clinical features of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

Always, Usually, & Sometimes Rarely & Never
Restrictions on providers’ options due to insurance 67.3% Patient inability to pay / no insurance coverage 56.7%
Lack of triage / priority allocation at specialist’s office 63.3% Excessive patient travel time / distance 49.0%
Lack of neurologists / pediatric neurologists within your region 62.0% Lack of access to reliable transportation 47.8%