Table 3

The reason and duration, in minutes, of any unscheduled delays

Institution 1Institution 2Institution 3BInstitution 5
Reason for delayTimeReason for delayTimeReason for delayTimeReason for delayTime
Waiting for next patient from day case unit5.88Instrument error6.52Patient vasovagal episode10.3Waiting for next patient from day case unit6.0
Surgeon examining staggered patients9.5Equipment error5.17Waiting for next patient from day case unit5.75
Waiting for next instrument trolley to be ready7.43Surgeon required to see patient in clinic13.23
Surgeon out of theatre8.75Surgeon late for theatre due to clinic overrun28.17
Surgeon examining staggered patients08.32Surgeon reviewing latecomer7.35
Waiting for next patient from day case unit10.5
Waiting for next patient from day case unit8.95
Total39.8879.8810.311.75