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Table 1 Comparison of results from baseline and huddle implementation observations

From: The impact of a daily pre-operative surgical huddle on interruptions, delays, and surgeon satisfaction in an orthopedic operating room: a prospective study

  Baseline (19 days, 65 cases) Huddles (19 days, 62 cases)
Total Unexpected Delays 15 4
Rate of Unexpected Delay per Case 23.08% 6.45%
Rate of Unexpected Delay per Day 78.95% 21.05%
Total Questions Asked by All Surgical Teams (outside of huddle) 163 35
Questions per Case (outside of huddle) 2.51 0.57
Average Overall Flow Rating by Surgeons (1–10) 5.58 8.16