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Table 5 Comparable published studies of DOSC rates

From: Day of surgery cancellation rate after preoperative telephone nurse screening or comprehensive optimization visit

Study Year Subjects DOSC rate (%) Most common Preop assess Notes
Reason Absolute rate (%)
Fischer (Fischer 1996) 1996 7485 0.2 Medical reasons 0.2 Yes Cancellations after patient in operating suite
van Klei (van Klei et al. 2002) 2002 8466 4.6 Logistical reasons 2.7 Yes Patients admitted preoperatively, mean 1.5 days
    0.9 Medical reasons 0.9 Yes 4.6 % is overall DOSC rate, 0.9 % for medical reasons
Trentman (Trentman et al. 2010) 2010 12,176 2.0 New condition 0.7 Yes Expandable block time scheduled
Hussein (Hussain and Khan 2005) 2005 8526 4.0 Not stated 4.2 Yes Pakistan
Hovlid (Hovlid et al. 2012) 2012 3021 4.9 Schedule overrun Not stated Yes Norwegian community hospital
Gillen (Gillen et al. 2009) 2009 27,632 5.0 New/unknown medical condition Not stated Not stated  
Xue (Xue et al. 2013) 2013 2751 7.5 Inadequate preop preparation 2.2 No  
Pollard (Pollard et al. 1996) 1996 561 6.6 Medical reasons 2.2 Yes Outpatient surgery
Leslie (Leslie et al. 2012) 2012 19,141 8.1 Process 4.7 Not stated Canada, urological procedures
Argo (Argo et al. 2009) 2009 329,784 12.4 Patient related 4.3 Yes Administrative data VA hospitals
Pollard (Pollard and Olson 1999) 1999 529 13.2 Insufficient OR time 2.8 Yes Prospective
  1. Studies at Ambulatory Surgery Centers are not included. The most common reason is expressed as a percent of total cases
  2. Preop assess Institutional Preoperative Assessment Process, VA Veterans Administration