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Table 2 Characteristics of included studies in the meta-analysis for the root causes of elective surgical case cancellation

From: Root causes of elective surgical case cancellation in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author/Year Study year Region Study design Cancelled elective surgical cases Root causes Prevalence Study population
Ayele AS et al./2019 [25] February 1 to March 1, 2016 Addis Ababa Cross-sectional 125 Patient-related reasons 13.6 All elective surgical patients
Medical-related reasons 12
Administration- related reasons 30.4
Surgeon-related reasons 42.4
Emergency case priority 1.6
Desta M et al./2018 [33] March 1 to 30, 2018 SNNPR Cross-sectional 146 Patient-related reasons 18.4 All elective surgical patients
Medical-related reasons 11.6
Surgeon-related reasons 23.4
Emergency case priority 11.6
Administration- related reasons 21
Anesthesia-related reasons 14
Bekele M et al./2020 [24] March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 Addis Ababa Cross-sectional 226 Administration- related reasons 52 All elective surgical patients
Surgeon-related reasons 11.1
Emergency case priority 7.1
Anesthesia-related reasons 2.7
Medical-related reasons 17.7
Patient-related reasons 9.4