Table 2

Comparison by department/division of mean wait-times

Surgical specialtyCases, no.Days from date ofDifference, d (and %)p value
DecisionLast serv.
Cardiac143021.915.46.4 (−29.4)0.0000
 Single proc.3006.76.40.3 (−3.6)0.7378
 Multiple proc.113029.519.310.3 (−34.8)0.0000
General324916.816.30.5 (−3.2)0.2390
Neurosurgery127223.722.11.5 (−6.5)0.3425
Orthopedic380762.154.67.5 (−12.0)0.0000
 Single proc.235070.461.88.6 (−12.3)0.0015
 Multiple proc.145750.544.6−5.9 (−11.6)0.0283
Thoracic68910.09.70.3 (−2.8)0.6226
Vascular91618.317.31.0 (−5.5)0.3676
Ophthalmology200322.222.10.1 (−0.5)0.8444
Gynecology517018.116.02.1 (−11.8)0.0000
 Single proc.314216.114.12.0 (−12.2)0.0001
 Multiple proc.202821.819.32.5 (−11.3)0.0012
Urology416722.221.60.5 (−2.4)0.2964
  • p ≤ 0.05 was considered significant; proc. = procedure(s); serv. = service