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Table 4 Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on current case numbers

From: The COVID-19 pandemic: impact on surgical departments of non-university hospitals

Question Answer n (%) Change in %
Mean ± single standard deviation
The number of emergency operations has… Increased 22 (14.9) 22.0 ± 13.1
Remained the same 61 (41.2)
Decreased 65 (43.9) 29.5 ± 18.1
Not specified 0 (0.0)
The number of surgical emergencies in the emergency room has… Increased 9 (6.1) 22.2 ± 6.7
Remained the same 41 (27.7)
Decreased 94 (63.5) 36.3 ± 19.3
Not specified 4 (2.7)
The number of oncological patients in the consultation hours has… Increased 12 (8.1) 36.9 ± 28.6
Remained the same 45 (30.4)
Decreased 80 (54.1) 41.9 ± 24.5
Not specified 11 (7.4)
Do you have the impression that patients cancel elective surgeries out of fear of a COVID-19 infection? Yes 144 (97.3)
No 3 (2.0)
Unknown 1 (0.7)