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Table 5 Scope of Practice

From: Assessment of the current Canadian rhinology workforce

OR days per week  
 <1/week 17%
 1/week 42%
 2/week 39%
 3/week 2%
% of OR time dedicated to rhinology  
 <25% 2%
 26%-50% 25%
 51%-75% 25%
 75%-99% 31%
 100% 17%
Current OR time  
 Too much 0%
 Appropriate 58%
 Too little 42%
% of cases performed endoscopically  
 1-20% 9%
 21-40% 6%
 41-60% 11%
 61-80% 11%
 81-100% 63%
% of cases performed with IGS  
 0% 11%
 1-20% 20%
 21-40% 17%
4 1-60% 11%
 61-80% 9%
 81-100% 26%
 No IGS available 6%
Number of in office procedures per year  
 None 42%
 1 to 20 20%
 20 to 40 16%
 40 to 60 8%
 Greater than 60 14%
Number of new rhinology consults per year (SD)  
 Inpatient/ER 58 (22.3)
 In office 818 (152.3)
Number of operative procedures per year (SD)  
 Primary Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (CRS) 73 (24.1)
 Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (CRS) 59 (18.1)
 Endoscopic resection of benign sinonasal neoplasms 14 (3.9)
 Septoplasty 125 (40.4)
 Endoscopic pituitary adenoma resection 14 (5.1)
 Anterior Skull Base resection (benign) 4 (1.5)
 Anterior Skull base resection (malignant) 3 (1.3)
 Orbital Decompression (Grave’s) 2 (1.0)
  1. CRS - Chronic Rhinosinusitis.
  2. SD - Standard Deviation.
  3. IGS - Image Guidance System.