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Table 1 Characteristics of enrolled process redesign projects

From: Applying the quality improvement collaborative method to process redesign: a multiple case study

   Volume of patient group1(patients/yr) Acute (A) or elective (E)1,2 Process to be redesigned1,2 Involved medical departments (description*, N**)1,2,3
No. Patient Group    Access to care Diagnostic trajectory (outpatients clinic) In-hospital stay   
1. Acute stomach complaints 200 A - - + Internal medicine; Radiology; Pathology 3 (2)
2. Breast cancer 120 E - + - Oncology; Surgery; Radiology 3 (2)
3. Breast cancer 250 E + + - Oncology; Surgery; Radiology 3 (?)
4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ? E - + + Lung diseases 1 (1)
5. Colon cancer 110 E + + + Gastroenterology; Surgery; Oncology; Anaesthesiology; Radiology 5 (4)
6. Colon cancer 80 E + + - Gastroenterology; Surgery; Radiology; Pathology 4 (?)
7. Colon cancer 150 E - + - Gastroenterology; Surgery; Radiology; Anaesthesiology; Oncology 5 (2)
8. Head- and neck cancer 650 E + + + Ear, Nose and Throat; Radiology; Jaw surgery; Radiotherapy; Oncology; Pathology; Anaesthesiology; Plastic Surgery 8 (5)
9. Hematuria 130 E + + + Urology; Radiology 2 (2)
10. Lung cancer 400 E - + - Lung diseases; Radiology; Surgery; Pathology; Anaesthesiology 5 (1)
11. Oesophageal atresia (children) 17 A - - + Paediatric Surgery; Intensivis t; Radiology 3 (2)
12. Open Chest Surgery 1000 E + - + Thorax Surgery; Anaesthesiology 2 (2)
13. Small Orthopaedic interventions 250 E + + - Orthopaedics; Radiology 2 (2)
14. Small Orthopaedic interventions >200 E + + - Orthopaedics; Anaesthesiology 2 (1)
15. Benign Prostate Hypertrophy 100 E - + + Urology 1 (1)
16. Colon cancer 100 E + + + Surgery; Gastroenterology; Radiology; Oncology 4 (1)
17. Varicose veins 150 E + + - Surgery; Dermatology 2 (2)
  1. + Yes, - No; * in bold: medical departments that are represented by a medical specialist in the project team; ** number of medical departments involved (number of medical departments represented in project team). 1Data source: interviews among project staff members. 2Data source: survey among project staff members. 3Data source: survey among project leaders.