Table 2

 Characteristics of participating hospitals

InstitutionCategorySurgical services providedSpecialty areas of surgeryNo of operating roomsNo of staffAverage no of operations/monthHours of operation
ENT, ear, nose and throat.
*Denotes level after relocation and expansion of operating room services.
Hospital 1Private: not-for-profitInpatient surgeryGeneral Cardiac Thoracics Orthopaedics10*901000*24 h/day, 5 days/week; 12 h on weekends, with on call for emergencies.
Plastics
ENT
Urology
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Vascular
Neurosurgery
Hospital 2PublicInpatient surgery; day surgery; endoscopyGeneral Orthopaedics Plastics65380024 h/day, 7 days/week.
ENT
Urology
Gynaecology
Obstetrics
Vascular
Neurosurgery
Trauma
Hospital 3SpecialistInpatient surgery; day surgery; endoscopyGeneral Orthopaedics Plastics43022Monday–Friday; no night duty; on call for emergencies after hours
Urology
Gynaecology