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Table 1 Analysis of organisatory problems and medical conditions responsible for postponement of elective thoracic surgical operations

From: Why are thoracic operations postponed?

Organisatory, n = 42 (51.8%) Medical n = 39 (48.1%)
  15 patients (38.4%) respiratory infections/exacerbations of CABG
20 patients (47.6%) shortage in matching erythrocyte units 9 patients (23%) cardiological problems (23%)
18 patients (42.8%) shortage in anaesthetic/nursing staff 8 patients (20.5%), misregulation of antiplatelet/antithrombotic drugs
4 patients (9.5%) unavailability in operating rooms 7 patients (17.9%) febrile conditions/infections of gastrointestinal and urinary tract
  1. The table shows all organisatory and medical reasons that lead to the postponement of thoracic surgical operations