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Table 2 Distribution of elective cancer operations performed by general surgeons at Victoria Hospital, before (pre-ACCESS) and after (post-ACCESS) the implementation of ACCESS

From: Allocating operating room resources to an acute care surgery service does not affect wait-times for elective cancer surgeries: a retrospective cohort study

Variable Pre-ACCESS Post-ACCESS Change, n (%) P value
Number of cases, n 367 365 -2 (-1) -
Number of cases by priority, n (%)     <0.0001
  P2 21 (6) 1 (0.3) -20 (-95)  
  P3 277 (75) 167 (46) -110 (-40)  
  P4 69 (19) 197 (54) +128 (+185)  
Number of cases exceeding wait-time targets, n (%)     <0.0001
  P2 13 (62) 0 (0) -13 (-100)  
  P3 92 (33) 41 (25) -51 (-55)  
  P4 2 (3) 2 (1) 0 (0)  
Median wait-times by priority, days (range)     0.94
  P2 15 (2–29) 9 (N/A) -6 (-40)  
  P3 21 (0–90) 15 (0–90) -6 (-29)  
  P4 33 (6–92) 22 (0–90) -11 (-33)  
Type of cancer, n (%)     0.027
  Breast 104 (28) 79 (22) -25 (-24)  
  Colorectal 119 (32) 151 (41) +32 (+27)  
  Hepatopancreatobiliary 8 (2) 18 (5) +10 (+125)  
  Gastric 10 (3) 5 (1) -5 (-50)  
  Endocrine 100 (27) 94 (26) -6 (-6)  
  Lymph 1 (0) 0 (0) -1 (-100)  
  Soft-tissue sarcoma 6 (2) 8 (2) +2 (+33)  
  Skin carcinoma1 4 (1) 2 (1) -2 (-50)  
  Skin melanoma 15 (4) 7 (2) -8 (-53)  
  1. 1Includes basal and squamous cell carcinoma.