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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Health-care services utilization and costs associated with radical cystectomy for bladder cancer: a descriptive population-based study in the province of Quebec, Canada

  Total
(2759, 100 %)
Patient-related variables
Gender  
Male 2091 (75.8 %)
Female 668 (24.2 %)
Age  
Less than 60 years-old 643 (23.3 %)
Between 60–69 years-old 828 (30 %)
Between 70–75 years-old 557 (20.2 %)
More than 75 years-old 731 (26.5 %)
Post-operative complications  
Yes 849 (30.7 %)
No 1910 (69.3 %)
Overall mortality 1355 (49.1 %)
5 years overall survival 46 %
Health system characteristics
RUIS-MSSS region where surgery was performed  
Region A 1342 (48.6 %)
Region B 632 (23 %)
Region C 563 (20.4 %)
Region D 222 (8 %)
Surgery in a urology teaching hospital 1172 (42.48 %)
Hospital annual RC case load  
Less than 10 RCs per year 1184 (42.9 %)
Between 10–25 RCs per year 934 (33.8 %)
More than 25 RCs per year 641 (23.3 %)
Surgeon annual RC case load  
Less than 3 RCs per year 1621 (58.7 %)
Between 3–9 RCs per year 814 (29.6 %)
More than 9 RCs per year 324 (11.7 %)
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