Table 2.

Baseline characteristics of study population by weekday (Monday to Friday) versus (Saturday and Sunday)

 WeekdayWeekend
%Number%Numberp Value*
Age (years)
 <1622.454818.2159
 16–5063.5155367.3587
 >5014.034314.41260.038
Female49.5120846.64070.145
ASA III/IV2.4563.3280.183
Earliest Antibiotics
 None6.21506.153
 Preoperative/ induction78.8191173.1633
 Intraoperative/postoperative15.036420.81800.002
Preoperative imaging
 None66.7163268.9603
 USS20.149319.2168
 CT13.232311.91040.200
Time of operation
 Daytime (0800–1800)58.5139662.1524
 Evening (1800–2200)22.553620.9176
 Night (2200–0800)19.045417.11440.065
Initial laparoscopic approach67.5165363.15520.019
Consultant presence in theatre25.461420.61780.004
Duration of surgery >60 min49.5116349.24090.876
Drain placed11.528210.5920.410
Skin closure
 Subcutaneous80.1193483.3719
 Interrupted suture/clips17.141313.9120
 Glue2.8672.8240.040
Intra-abdominal wash used62.3152465.75750.066
Histology
 Simple49.5121155.4485
 Complex†24.960923.1202
 Normal21.352218.6163
 Other4.31062.9250.001
Adverse events
 30-day adverse event12.530712.61100.981
 Wound infection3.3823.5310.789
 Pelvic abscess2.7662.7240.942
 Unplanned 30-day imaging9.92437.7670.036
 Laparoscopic converted9.516212.0680.104
  • 2 test.

  • †Perforation, gangrene and/or abscess.

  • ASA, American Society of Anaesthesiologists.