Table 1

Characteristics of respondents and details of their surgical practices

VariableNo. (%) of respondents*
n = 235
Sex, female73 (31)
Age, median (IQR)45 (39–53)
No. of years in practice
 < 561 (26)
 5–1054 (23)
 11–1531 (13)
 > 1589 (38)
Training details
 MIS fellowship77 (32)
 Colorectal fellowship29 (12)
 ERAS experience88 (38)
Hospital type
 Academic71 (30)
 Small community52 (22)
 Large community110 (47)
No. of elective colorectal resections performed in previous year
 < 1070 (30)
 10–29108 (47)
 30–4933 (14)
 ≥ 5021 (9)
Formal ERAS protocol followed162 (68)
  • ERAS = Enhanced Recovery after Surgery; IQR = interquartile range; MIS = minimally invasive surgery.

  • * Unless indicated otherwise.

  • Hospital with < 100 inpatient beds.

  • Hospital with ≥ 100 inpatient beds.