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Table 3 Site characteristics, number and specialty of operations for observed checklists. Abbreviations: ENT-Ear, Nose and Throat

From: Attitudes and compliance with the WHO surgical safety checklist: a survey among surgeons and operating room staff in 138 hospitals in China

Item Sub-item Site A Site B Site C Site D Site E Total
No of beds   760 1600 1200 1850 1390 6800
No. of Operating Rooms   9 20 45 12 28 114
Hospital level General Level Public, level 3 Public, level 3 Public, level 3 Public, level 3 Public, level 3 \
Star Level No No No 5 star No \
No. of surgical checklists observed by specialty Elective Orthopaedics 159 18 51 196 10 434
Elective General surgery 21 7 25 \ 85 138
Elective Gynecology 9 6 16 \ 62 93
Elective Urology 11 \ 15 \ 3 29
Elective Thoracic Surgery \ 29 31 4 40 104
Elective Cardiac Surgery \ \ 8 \ \ 8
Elective Neurology Surgery \ \ 6 \ \ 6
Elective Vascular Surgery \ \ 3 \ \ 3
Elective ENT Surgery \ \ 45 \ \ 45
Total 200 60 200 200 200 860