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Table 3 Association between wait-list size and chances of on-time surgery as measured by odds ratios derived from discrete-time survival regression models

From: Chances of late surgery in relation to length of wait lists

  Semi-urgent Non-urgent
  Crude Adjusted* Crude Adjusted*
Surgery demand OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Wait-list size category
   1 – <1 week list-size 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
   2 – half month list-size 0.49 (0.42, 0.57) 0.64 (0.54, 0.75) 0.88 (0.62, 1.25) 0.75 (0.51, 1.09)
   3 – 1 month list-size 0.44 (0.39, 0.50) 0.53 (0.45, 0.62) 0.39 (0.28, 0.55) 0.38 (0.26, 0.56)
   4 – >1 month list-size 0.57 (0.49, 0.65) 0.49 (0.41, 0.60) 0.30 (0.21, 0.41) 0.31 (0.20, 0.47)
Direct admission - 0.93 (0.91, 0.95) - 0.90 (0.87, 0.94)
  1. * Adjusted for age, sex, comorbidity, calendar period, hospital, and week on the list.
  2. Associated with one additional surgery performed without wait-list registration