Table 3

Additional COVID-related precautions

Variablen (%)*
Pre-admission symptoms screening questions
 No2 (3)
 Yes71 (96)
 Unsure1 (1)
Potential contacts questions
 No18 (24)
 Yes37 (50)
 Unsure19 (26)
COVID-19 swab
 No54 (73)
 Yes18 (24)
 Yes—only certain patients2 (3)
Pre-op chest X-ray or CT3 (4)
Proportion of cancellation (n=39)25 (29); 10 (5, 30)
Patients isolated from known COVID-19-positive patients
 Yes—all72 (97)
Mask policy
 Yes—at all times13 (18)
 Yes—surgery only19 (26)
 No37 (50)
 Unsure5 (7)
PPE level bone
 14 (5)
 Mixture of 1 and 26 (8)
 2 or above64 (86)
PPE level soft tissue
 123 (31)
 Mixture of 1 and 215 (20)
 2 or above36 (49)
Procedure for urgent SARS-CoV-2-positive cases
 PPE/Isolation only41 (55)
 PPE/Isolation+theatre+ward11 (15)
 PPE/Isolation+ward only8 (11)
 PPE/Isolation+theatre only14 (19)
  • Mean (SD), median (IQR) is given for continuous variables instead of n (%), n=74.

  • PPE, personal protective equipment.