Table 4

Surgeon perception towards limiting specific procedures and institutional guidelines: urgent cases

ProcedureReporting procedure should be limited* (%)Reporting institution currently limits* (%)
Cancer surgery1019
Portoenterostomy for biliary atresia with jaundice1415
Abscess incision and drainage1318
Resection or diversion for acute exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease not responsive to medical management2920
Vascular access device insertion1819
Repair of symptomatic inguinal hernia2535
Gastrostomy if required for discharge2226
Repair of symptomatic infant inguinal hernia2337
Cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis3336
  • *For each procedure, percentages include only facilities that report they perform that procedure.