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Table 2 Reasons of cancellation of elective surgery at a tertiary referral academic medical center in Ethiopia, 2018

From: Incidence and causes of cancellations of elective operation on the intended day of surgery at a tertiary referral academic medical center in Ethiopia

Reason of cancellation Category Frequency (%)
Patient-related Refusal to surgery 6(4.1)
patient on medication 10(6.8)
Acute and chronic medical illness 17(11.6)
patient not fasting 7(4.8)
patient not paid 4(2)
failure to arrive 6(4.1)
Surgeon-related surgeon unavailability 15(10.3)
diagnosis change 5(3.4)
patient require other surgical workup 9(6.2)
emergency scheduling 17(11.6)
over scheduling of elective surgery 16(10.9)
Administrative- related no availability of or equipment 8(5.5)
delayed laboratory test 6(4.1)
Lack of oxygen and blood 12(8.0)
Unavailable of bed 8(5.5)
Anesthesia -related patient unfit for anesthesia 10(6.8)
Abnormal lab result 5(3.4)
Unavailable equipment 3(2.1)
Difficult intubation 4(2.7)