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Table 1 Characteristics of the selected three youth clinics in 2012

From: Cost analysis of youth clinic network in Estonia

Youth clinic Medical personnel, full-time equivalents (FTE) Opening hours Location Catchment population 15–24 years Patients
Tallinn Sexual Health Clinic (Tallinn Seksuaaltervise Kliinik) Gynaecologists 1.60, Medical doctors 0.20, Midwifes 2.75, Psychologist 0.13, Total FTEs 4.68 45 h per week, Mon - Fri 8–17 Tallinn - the capital and the largest city, with three youth clinics. 16,000 8,700
one-third of the age group in Tallinn
Tartu Sexual Health Clinic (Tartu Seksuaaltervise Kliinik) Gynaecologists 1.00, Medical doctors 1.60, Midwifes 0.70, Nurses 1.40, Psychologist 0.30, Total FTEs 5.00 40 h per week, Mon 9–19, Tue - Thu 9–17, Fri 9–15 Tartu - second largest city, with a large university. 16,000 9,400
Ida-Virumaa Youth Counselling Centre (Ida-Virumaa Noortenõustamis-keskus) Gynaecologists 0.40, Medical doctors 0.04, Midwifes 0.20, Total FTEs 0.64 21.5 h per week, Mon 9–16.30, Tue - Fri 13–16.30 Jõhvi - a smaller town with many villages in the catchment area. 3,000 1,300