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Table 1 Eligible patients, response rates, and reasons for drop out throughout the study

From: Waiting for elective general surgery: impact on health related quality of life and psychosocial consequences

  Varicose veins   Inguinal hernia   Gallstones  
  n % (%) n % (%) n % (%)
Eligible 667 100   748 100   512 100  
Informed consent 270 40.5   342 45.7   207 40.4  
Preoperative response (valid) 176 26.4 (100) 201 26.9 (100) 128 25.0 (100)
Surgery not in original hospital 11   (6.3) 20   (10.0) 9   (7.0)
Postoperative q. not returned 31   (15.3) 29   (11.9) 21   (10.9)
Postoperative response (valid) 134   (76.1) 152   (75.6) 98   (76.6)
  1. q., questionnaire