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Table 1 Clinical information of eligible and recruited patients

From: Investigating the collection and assessment of patient-reported outcome data amongst unplanned surgical hospital admissions: a feasibility study

  Eligible patients n = 235 (%) Patients recruited n = 166 (%)
Day of admission   
Monday–Friday 200 (85.1) 142 (85.5)
Saturday–Sunday 35 (14.9) 24 (14.5)
Time of admission   
08:00–17:00 85 (36.2) 59 (35.5)
17:01–22:00 88 (37.4) 61 (36.7)
22:01–07:59 59 (25.1) 46 (27.7)
Unknown 3 (1.3) 0 (0)
Presenting complaint (%)   
Abdominal pain
Upper 34 (14.5) 26 (15.7)
Lower 51 (21.7) 38 (22.9)
Unspecified 83 (35.3) 56 (33.7)
Painful lump/hernia/abscess 19 (8.1) 15 (9.0)
Rectal bleeding 17 (7.2) 14 (8.4)
Abdominal distention 16 (6.8) 9 (5.4)
Abdominal mass 3 (1.3) 2 (1.2)
Jaundice 3 (1.3) 2 (1.2)
Other 9 (3.8) 4 (2.4)
Final diagnosis (%)   
Non-specific abdominal pain 52 (22.1) 30 (18.1)
Appendicitis 19 (8.1) 16 (9.6)
Upper gastrointestinal   
Pancreatitis 20 (8.5) 12 (7.2)
Billary 23 (9.8) 20 (12.0)
Other 12 (5.1) 9 (5.4)
Colorectal   
Diverticular disease 17 (7.2) 14 (8.4)
Other 32 (13.6) 23 (13.9)
Abdominal wall hernia 12 (5.1) 12 (7.2)
Other (e.g. urological and gynaecological) 48 (20.4) 30 (18.1)
Treatment Interventional 60 (25.5) 50 (30.1)
Appendicectomy 18 (7.7) 14 (8.4)
Hernia repair 9 (3.8) 9 (5.4)
Cholecystectomy 7 (3.0) 7 (4.2)
Colectomy 4 (1.7) 2 (1.2)
Laparoscopic drainage/drain placement 4 (1.7) 3 (1.8)
Diagnostic laparotomy/laparoscopy 3 (1.3) 2 (1.2)
Incision & drainage of abscess 3 (1.3) 2 (1.2)
ERCP 9 (3.8) 8 (4.8)
Radiology drainage 3 (1.3) 3 (1.8)
Non-interventional 175 (74.5) 116 (69.9)
  1. ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography