Table 1

Clinical management issues per specialty

SpecialtyCardiothoracicENTGeneralNeurosurgeryOrthopaedicPlastic surgeryUrologyVascular surgeryFisher exact
Clinical issuesn%n%n%n%n%n%n%n%p Value
Adverse events (AL, bleed, PE, injury)11313584521752411620.329
Anaesthesia related310010100412411210.258
Communication issues or poor documentation144137259412324651970.44
Critical care issues6200232311030011310.824
Delay in definitive treatment74196163562442206518715161269260.001*
Complications after operation40101026113817825771516122490.005*
Operation inappropriate892271829320492354153747365320<0.001*
Management or protocol issues59155131621136175415511141134130.166
Preoperative care issues4812411184131784312613131027100.667
Intraoperative complication11313404210002221<0.001*
Postoperative care issues38103814110281369191022108228<0.001*
Septicaemia and wound4100252101132411100.08
Transfer problems000018110310011210.407
Total39710038100145910021210036810046100129100264100
  • Total n=2913.

  • *p<0.05.