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Table 1 Surgical phases and factors affecting a surgical procedure in time

From: A survey of surgeons’ perception and awareness of intraoperative time utilization

  r p r2
Opening of the abdomen – Closure of the abdomen 0.301 0.184 0.09
Dissection/resection – Closure of the abdomen 0.464 0.039* 0.21
Dissection/resection – Hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis + Closure of the abdomen 0.128 0.602 0.17
Hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis – closure of the abdomen 0.536 0.018* 0.29
BMI – Hand-sewn intestinal anastomosis + Closure of the abdomen 0.284 0.238 0.81
BMI – total time for surgical procedure 0.202 0.380 0.04
Age – total time for surgical procedure 0.138 0.551 0.20
  1. Actual time needed to perform specified surgical phases in 21 elective, non-advanced colon cancer resections explored with correlation analysis between surgical phases and also between those phases and patient specific factors.
  2. *Correlation was considered significant at the 0.05 level.