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Table 3 Overall SWALIS patient population

From: A model to prioritize access to elective surgery on the basis of clinical urgency and waiting time

  Urgency-related Groups (URGs)
  A1 (N = 192, 7.9%) A2 (N = 897, 37.3%) B (N = 857, 36.6%) C (N = 425, 17.7%) D (N = 35, 1.4%) Total (N = 2406, 100%)
Admission       
Day surgery 57 183 121 221 15 597 (24.8%)
Ordinary 135 714 736 204 20 1,809 (75.2%)
Neoplasms       
Malignancy 99 270 18 3 - 390 (16.2%)
Benign or uncertain 15 117 64 11 - 207 (8.6%)
Non neoplasms 78 510 775 411 35 1,809 (75.2%)
Surgical procedures       
Abdominal wall and hernias 11 70 90 153 3 327 (13.6%)
Breast 12 130 18 6 - 166 (6.9%)
Chest 5 3 2 - - 10 (0.4%)
Digestive visceral 46 93 56 11 5 211 (8.8%)
Endocrine 25 349 515 155 12 1,056 (43.9%)
Gynecologic 1 8 13 2 - 24 (0.9%)
Hepatobileopancreatic 18 47 107 9 2 183 (7.6%)
Spleen and lymphatics 15 100 2 1 - 118 (4.9%)
Skin 35 28 15 25 2 105 (4.4%)
Urology and andrology 4 12 9 5 - 30 (1.2%)
Vascular 4 33 20 55 11 123 (5.1%)
Other 16 24 10 3 - 53 (2.2%)
AGE 61.6 ± 17.5 56.9 ± 17.1 56.6 ± 15.4 55.1 ± 14.6 59.6 ± 16 56.9 ± 16.2
(median; 95% CI) (65; from 59.1 to 64.1) (59; from 55.7 to 58) (59; from 55.5 to 57.6) (57; from 53.7 to 56.5) (64; from 54.1 to 65.1) (59; from 56.2 to 57.5)
SEX       
F 108 612 574 210 25 1,529 (63.5%)
M 84 285 283 215 10 877 (36.4%)
Expected operating time       
Undefined procedure 14 195 84 128 5 426 (17.7%)
< 1 h 52 128 145 63 9 397 (16.5%)
Between 1 h and 3 h 118 551 610 229 21 1,529 (63.5%)
> 3 h 8 23 18 5 - 54 (2.2%)
  1. CI: Confidence interval. SWALIS database was queried: table shows frequency analysis of distribution of the overall population among different URGs.