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Table 1 Retrospective audit and prospective service evaluation results

From: Word balloon catheter for Bartholin’s cyst and abscess as an office procedure: clinical time gained

  Retrospective audit group (n = 14) Prospective service evaluation group (n = 21)
Marsupialization (n = 14) Marsupialization (n = 9) Word Catheter (n = 12)
Mean age (range) 32 years (21–47 years) 39 years (21–57 years) 34 years (22–51 years)
Cyst 4 (29 %) 4 (19 %)
Abscess 10 (71 %) 17 (81 %)
Mean admission to surgery interval (range) 9.98 h (0.5–33 h) 16 h (2.5–24 h) 20 min (10–40 min)
Mean admission to discharge interval (range) 24.5 h (7–53 h) 31 h (9.5–48 h) 40 min (20–90 min)