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Table 2 Equal-weighted ranking of factors (1 = highest ranked, 16 = lowest ranked)

From: Centralising specialist cancer surgery services in England: survey of factors that matter to patients and carers and health professionals

Rank PPI sub-group
(n = 19)
HCP sub-group
(n = 33)
All respondents
(n = 52)
1 Waiting time for a surgery Access to staff members from various disciplines with specialised skills in cancer Waiting time for a surgery
2 Highly trained staff Highly trained staff Highly trained staff
3 Access to most up-to-date facilities and equipment Waiting time for a surgery Access to staff members from various disciplines with specialised skills in cancer
4 Core specialist team working 24/7 aLikelihood and severity of complications Core specialist team working 24/7
5 aReadmissions to hospital aCore specialist team working 24/7 Access to most up-to-date facilities and equipment
6 aAccess to staff members from various disciplines with specialised skills in cancer Access to most up-to-date facilities and equipment aLikelihood and severity of complications
7 Number of specialist cancer surgical procedures aNumber of specialist cancer surgical procedures aReadmissions to hospital
8 Participation in clinical trials aReadmissions to hospital Number of specialist cancer surgical procedures
9 Likelihood and severity of complications Training opportunities for surgical staff Participation in clinical trials
10 Probability of dying from cancer Participation in clinical trials aProbability of dying from cancer
11 Travel time to hospital Length of stay at hospital aTraining opportunities for surgical staff
12 aLength of stay at hospital aProbability of dying from cancer Travel time to hospital
13 aNumber of surgical staff in local area aIndirect effect on non-cancer surgical services Length of stay at hospital
14 aIndirect effect on non-cancer surgical services Travel time to hospital Indirect effect on non-cancer surgical services
15 Number of centres in the local area Number of surgical staff in local area Number of surgical staff in local area
16 Training opportunities for surgical staff Number of centres in the local area Number of centres in the local area
  Kappa = 0.1145 Kappa = 0.1430 Kappa = 0.1295
  1. PPI Patient and public involvement, HCP Health care professional
  2. adenotes tied rankings