Table 3

Comparison by procedure of mean surgical wait-times, from date of decision for surgery with those from date of last service

ProcedureCases, no.Days from decisionDays from last serviceDifference, d (and %)p value
Excisional breast biopsy53411.711.3−0.4 (−3.4)0.5613
Lumpectomy-type mastectomy14512.812.7−0.1 (−0.8)0.9351
Radical mastectomy12311.411.2−0.2 (−1.8)0.8547
Disc surgery: laminectomy41142.839.0−3.8 (−8.9)0.3498
Hip arthroplasty441105.992.4−13.5 (−12.7)0.1154
Laparoscopy127725.122.7−2.4 (−9.6)0.0268
 All by gynecology55924.320.4−3.9 (−16.0)0.0103
  As a single procedure25022.319.1−3.2 (−14.3)0.1010
  Among MPs30926.121.5−4.6 (−17.6)0.0479
 All by general surgery63827.126.0−1.1 (−4.1)0.3363
 All by urology7817.516.2−1.3 (−7.4)0.5178
Hemorrhoidectomy10317.617.0−0.6 (−3.4)0.7850
Cholecysectomy68425.624.6−1.0 (−3.9)0.5212
 With laparoscopy60327.626.5−1.1 (−4.0)0.5572
Hernia hydrocele59926.425.9−0.5 (−1.9)0.7593
Cystoscopy168013.713.2−0.5 (−3.6)0.3077
Prostatectomy67216.415.8−0.6 (−3.7)0.5237
 As a single procedure12725.925.4−0.5 (−1.9)0.8537
 With cystoscopy51814.313.70.6 (−4.2)0.5841
Vaginal repair42733.129.2−3.9 (−11.8)0.0693
 As a single procedure10430.925.8−5.1 (−16.5)0.2210
 With hysterectomy by gyn.13541.938.4−3.5 (−8.4)0.4061
 Among MPs ≠ hysterectomy18829.025.7−3.3 (−11.4)0.2563
Dilation and curettage77217.715.5−2.2 (−12.4)0.0164
 As a single procedure37713.812.6−1.2 (−8.7)0.2621
 Among multiple procedures39522.518.8−3.7 (−16.4)0.0226
 With vaginal repair10327.522.2−5.3 (−19.3)0.2045
 Among MPs ≠ vaginal repair29221.017.7−3.3 (−15.7)0.0572
Hysterectomy102429.926.4−3.5 (−11.7)0.0068
 As a single procedure29436.031.2−4.8 (−13.3)0.0510
 Among multiple procedures73027.724.7−3.0 (−10.8)0.0405
Cataract extraction169326.126.0−0.1 (−0.4)0.9279
  • gyn. = gynecology; MPs = multiple procedures; MPs ≠ = multiple procedures other than p ≤ 0.05 was considered significant