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Table 3 Distribution of elective cancer operations performed by subspecialty surgical oncologists (non-general surgeons) at Victoria Hospital, before and after the implementation of ACCESS (pre- and post-ACCESS, respectively)

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, n (%) Post-ACCESS, n (%) Change, n (%) P value
Number of cases, n 1685 1624 -61 (-4) -
Number of cases by priority level, n (%)     <0.0001
  P2 187 (11) 95 (6) -92 (-49)  
  P3 1027 (61) 768 (47) -259 (-25)  
  P4 471 (28) 761 (47) +290 (+62)  
No. of cases exceeding wait-time targets by priority, n (%)     0.39
  P2 120 (64) 61 (64) -59 (-49)  
  P3 485 (47) 297 (39) -188 (-39)  
  P4 122 (26) 118 (16) -4 (-3)  
Median wait-times by priority, days (range)     0.52
  P2 19 (1–215) 17 (1–55) -2 (-10)  
  P3 27 (0–274) 23 (0–108) -4 (-14)  
  P4 66 (0–246) 41 (0–207) -25 (-37)  
Type of cancer, n (%)     < 0.0001
  Gastric 21 (1) 10 (0.6) -11 (-52)  
  Endocrine 238 (14) 172 (11) -66 (-28)  
  Genitourinary (excluding prostate) 228 (14) 230 (14) +2 (+1)  
  Gynecological 350 (21) 284 (17) -66 (-19)  
  Head and neck (excluding thyroid) 154 (9) 276 (17) +122 (+79)  
  Lung 168 (10) 194 (12) +26 (+15)  
  Lymph 2 (0.1) 3 (0.2) +1 (+50)  
  Peripheral nervous system 1 (0.1) 3 (0.2) +2 (+200)  
  Prostate 132 (8) 105 (6) -27 (-20)  
  Skin carcinoma1 8 (0.5) 7 (0.4) -1 (-13)  
  Skin melanoma 49 (3) 30 (2) -19 (-39)  
  1. 1Includes basal and squamous cell carcinoma.