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Table 5 The effect of each type of postoperative complications on operation metrics based on the location where patients experienced complications

From: Quantifying the effect of complications on patient flow, costs and surgical throughputs

Key performance Indicator Type of complication a
Cardiac Pulmonary Infection Neurological
CICU Ward CICU Ward CICU Ward CICU Ward
Average surgery WT 1.37 1.39 1.53 1.74 1.57 1.48 1.61 1.51
bed turnover 18.13 17.81 14.77 17.23 19 17.51 18.90 16.64
Surgery throughputs 195 191.97 159.23 185.30 204.17 189.07 195.51 180.10
Surgery cancellations 1 0 6.31 4.83 3.17 0 5 0
  1. a The effect of each category was measured when other complications types were set at zero