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Table 1 Examples of differences and similarities in eight Dutch hospitals on colorectal organization

From: Development of an instrument to analyze organizational characteristics in multidisciplinary care pathways; the case of colorectal cancer

Hospital number Flowchart for rectum Flowchart for colon Operational focus on medical content, operational content or both Operational focus: mean number of patient visits (mean overall: 6,72) AWC: Multidisciplinary outpatient clinic AWC: use of dedicated sessions Physical layout: safety, cleanness and order (RPA) Physical layout: visual management system (RPA) Team: number of staff involved with diagnosis Pull: one stop shop for diagnosis Non-value adding activities
1 yes Yes both 7.5 no yes 3 5 4 no yes, prbERAS
2 no Yes medical 5.6 no no 4 3 4 no yes
3 yes Yes operational 6.7 no yes 3 2 2 yes yes, prbERAS
4 yes Yes medical 5.2 no yes 4 3 8 yes yes
5 yes Yes medical 7.6 no yes 3 3 3 no yes
6 yes No both 6. yes no 4 3 4 no yes, prbERAS
7 no No both 5.9 no no 4 4 5 no no
8 yes Yes both mv no no 4 2 9 yes yes
  1. mv = missing value. AWC = Autonomous Work Cells, prbERAS = protocol based on ERAS.RPA = Rapid Plant Assessment.Rating RPA colums physical layout: 1 = not, 2 = low, 3 = average, 4 = often, 5 = always.