Table 1

Classification of operations into three groups (n=198)

n (%)
Orthopaedics72 (36.4)
    Hip arthroplasty33 (16.7)
    Back 9 (4.5)
    Knee arthroplasty20 (10.1)
    Other10 (5.1)
Gynaecology39 (19.7)
    Prolapse16 (8.1)
    Laparotomy18 (9.1)
    Laparoscopy 4 (2.0)
    Other 1 (0.5)
General surgery87 (43.9)
    Laparatomy40 (20.2)
    Laparoscopy 6 (3.0)
    Vascular13 (6.6)
    Breast 8 (4.0)
    Other20 (10.1)