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Table 6 The effect of the six scenarios on waiting for surgery

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

Scenarios Waiting for surgery
Waiting time (days) 95 % CI Waiting list size 95 % CI
Baseline 5 3.32─5.98 23 5.85─40.39
1. No complications 1.36 1.20─1.52 12.33 1─25.97
2. Eliminate infections 3.31 2.72─3.89 14.25 1─28.46
3. Eliminate high cost complications 1.711 1.49─1.93 14.06 1─28.15
4. Increasing OR operating days 3.89 3.20─4.58 15.17 1─18.92
5. Extra 1 ICU bed 3.52 2.92─4.12 2.02 1.71─2.44
6. Lowering postoperative LOS by 40 % 1.36 1.19─1.54 13.29 2─29.64