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Table 3 Patient characteristics for the pre-surgery survey, and the one and four weeks post-surgery surveys

From: Implementing PROMS for elective surgery patients: feasibility, response rate, degree of recovery and patient acceptability

  Pre-surgery n = 1756 1 Week post-surgery n = 2682 4 Weeks post-surgery n = 1547
Age range 18–40, 486 (27.7%)
41–64, 763 (43.5%)
65–74, 327 (18.6%)
75–84, 152 (8.7%)
85+, 28 (1.6%)
18–40, 682 (25.4%)
41–64, 1168 (43.5%)
65–74, 547 (20.4%)
75–84, 241 (9.0%)
85+, 44 (1.6%)
18–40, 287 (18.6%)
41–64, 685 (44.3%)
65–74, 371 (24.0%)
75–84, 183 (11.8%)
85+, 21 (1.4%)
Gender, female 1047 (59.6%) 1599 (59.7%) 881 (57.0%)
Day surgery 354 (51.8%) 1255 (47.2%) 720 (46.9%)
Admitted overnight surgery 329 (48.2%) 1402 (52.8%) 815 (53.1%)