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Table 1 The number of patients in each surgical speciality, BUPA complexity category and immediate postoperative destination clinical area

From: Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit

   Surgical speciality
Lower GI, gynaecology and urology Orthopaedics Upper GI Total
BUPA category and postoperative clinical area CMO 57 110 63 230
 ICU 12 (21 %) 3 (2.7 %) 36 (57 %)  
 HDU/ward 45 (79 %) 107 (97.2 %) 27 (43 %)  
Major+ 79 73 10 162
 ICU 28 (35 %) 2 (3 %) 4 (40 %)  
 HDU/ward 51 (65 %) 71 (97 %) 6 (60 %)  
Major 8 3 28 39
 ICU    1 (4 %)  
 HDU/ward 8 (100 %) 3 (100 %) 27 (96 %)  
Total 144 186 101 431
  1. BUPA category codes are defined in the text of the “Methods” section
  2. Abbreviations: GI gastrointestinal, CMO complex major operation,