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Table 1 Survey population: providers caring for ambulatory patients (N = 452)

From: Provider preferences for postoperative analgesia in obese and non-obese patients undergoing ambulatory surgery

  Number Percent
Provider Type
 Surgical Attending 260 57.5
   > 15 Years in Practice 113 43.5
   < =15 Years in Practice 116 44.6
  Not Reported 31 11.9
 Surgical Resident 155 34.3
  PGY-1 34 21.9
  PGY-2 35 22.6
  PGY-3 27 17.4
  PGY-4 30 19.4
  PGY-5 16 10.3
  PGY-6 or Greater 9 5.8
  Not Reported 4 2.6
 Physician Assistant 22 4.9
 Nurse Practitioner 2 0.4
 Not Reported 13 2.9
Department/Specialty
Department of Surgery
 General Surgery 130 28.8
 Colorectal Surgery 15 3.3
 Bariatric Surgery 13 2.9
 Plastic Surgery 9 2
 Vascular Surgery 9 2
 Pediatric Surgery 3 0.7
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 80 17.7
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
 General Orthopedic Surgery 53 11.7
 Podiatry 33 7.3
Department of Anesthesia 38 8.4
Department of Otolaryngology
 ENT/Head and Neck 25 5.5
 Oral/Maxillofacial/Dental 3 0.7
Department of Urology 18 4
Department of Ophthalmology 16 3.5
Not Reported 7 1.5