Table 3

Demographics of observed surgeries and of discharge survey respondents

Abdominal surgeries demographicsDischarge surveys demographics
Surgery typeN (%)Surgery typeN (%)
Emergency146 (80%)Emergency99 (79%)
Elective37 (20%)Elective26 (21%)
Total183Total125
Procedure typeN (%)GenderN (%)
Appendectomy62 (34%)Female61 (49%)
Exploratory Laparotomy52 (28%)Male64 (51%)
Cholecystectomy39 (21%)Age
Hernia repair11 (6%)Mean (SD)40 (16.8)
Other10 (5%)EducationN (%)
Repeat Exploratory Laparotomy9 (5%)8th grade or less45 (36%)
High school, no diploma14 (11%)
High school, graduate47 (38%)
University courses19 (15%)
Annual incomeN (%)
<12 000 BR (US$5833)31 (26%)
12 000–240 000 (US$5833–US$11 667)50 (42%)
24 000–60 000 (US$11 667–US$29 169)23 (19%)
>60 000 (US$29 169)14 (12%)
Survey section response ratesN (%)
HCAHPS125 (100%)
Income and expenses118 (94%)
Delays of care104 (83%)
  • HCAHPS, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.