Table 2

Demographic data of survey respondents
Characteristic
Type of specialty, N (%)
 Breast surgery 23 (48.9)
 Surgical oncology 5 (10.6)
 General surgery 6 (12.8)
 Plastic surgery 13 (27.7)
 Years of practice in breast surgery,  mean ± SD (range) 13.2 ± 9.9 (1–45)
Type of practice, N (%)
 Private 11 (23.4)
 Private/academic 36 (76.6)
Percentage of cases corresponding to breast surgery, N (%)
 <25 9 (19.1)
 25 – 49 9 (19.1)
 50 – 75 4 (8.5)
 >75 25 (53.2)
Volume of breast surgeries per month, N (%)
 <5 cases 2 (4.3)
 5 – 15 cases 19 (40.4)
 16 – 25 cases 9 (19.1)
 >25 cases 17 (36.2)

Acuna et al.

Acuna et al. BMC Surgery 2012 12:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-18

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