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Table 3 Results of paired sample t-tests

From: Surgery scheduling heuristic considering OR downstream and upstream facilities and resources

Scenarios t statistic p-value Conclusion
OR occupancy
 ES–AS 19.09 <  0.01 ES > AS
 PS–ES 5.31 <  0.01 PS > ES
 PS–AS 12.91 <  0.01 PS > AS
Number of surgeries
 ES–AS 5.32 <  0.01 ES > AS
 PS–ES 0.00 0.50 PS = ES
 PS–AS 8.00 <  0.01 PS > AS
BII Variance
 ES–AS −2.10 0.045 ES < AS
 PS–ES −0.82 0.22 PS = ES
 PS–AS −2.54 0.026 PS < AS