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Table 1 The categories of CC reasons

From: Contributing factors of elective surgical case cancellation: a retrospective cross-sectional study at a single-site hospital

non-specified reasons the CC reasons were not recorded
patient related no-show of patients
sudden nonclinical condition changes of patients
temporary refusal of patients or their family
violating doctor’s advice
other cancellations caused by patients
doctor related the doctor was unavailable
doctors cancelled cases without any reasons
support system issues the shortage of blood
no postoperative intensive care unit beds
the OR being occupied by an emergency case
malfunctioning equipment
other reasons related to resources of surgery
coordination causes surgery information not being shared among staffs
administrative errors
scheduling errors
workup issues the preoperative diagnostic assessment related issues
the sudden medical condition changes