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Table 2 Surgeon’s characteristics

From: Surgical outcomes of laparoscopic hysterectomy with concomitant endometriosis without bowel or bladder dissection: a cohort analysis to define a case-mix variable

Surgeon characteristics* Total n = 93 surgeonsɸ
Number of procedures registered in QUSUM 33 (30.6), (1–130)
Number of procedures per year 31 (17.5), (10–140)
Years of experience 6 (4.5), (0–21)
Overall experience 160 (158.9), (0–800)
Total surgical experience for the LH’s with and without endometriosis** Total n = 93 surgeonsɸ LH’s with endometriosis n = 397 LH’s without endometriosis n = 2258 LH p value
Overall experience     < .001
0–99 42 (45.2) 125 (31.5) 954 (43.4)  
100–199 21 (22.6) 73 (18.4) 518 (21.8)  
200–299 10 (10.8) 99 (24.9) 347 (15.4)  
≥ 300 19 (20.4) 100 (25.2) 437 (19.4)  
  1. *Data are presented as mean (SD), (minimum-maximum)
  2. **Data are presented as number (percentage)
  3. ɸFor one surgeon no information on experience was available
  4. Statistics: chi-square test for trend
  5. LH laparoscopic hysterectomy
  6. Number of procedures per year is the number of LH they perform an average on a yearly basis
  7. Years of experience is defined as the number of years of experience since they have finished residency
  8. Overall experience is defined as the total number of LH’s performed by a gynecologist during his or her career as attending, including the teaching cases