Table 1

 Patient characteristics

Trainee led(n = 115)Consultant led(n = 213)p value
Numbers of patients are shown in parentheses.
FEV1, forced expiratory volume in 1 second; FVC, forced vital capacity; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Continuous variables shown as median values with 25th and 75th percentiles.
Categorical variables shown as a percentage.
Age (years)70.1 (60.9–75.9)68.7 (61.7–73.8)0.51
Female (%)57.4 (66)51.6 (110)0.32
FEV1 (%)76.1 (61.5–90.9)75.4 (61.3–87.3)0.38
FVC (%)88.4 (78.1–101.6)87.6 (73.6–98.5)0.22
Current smokers (%)31.3 (36)33.8 (72)0.64
COPD (%)21.7 (25)23.5 (50)0.72
Non-elective surgery (%)3.5 (4)3.8 (8)0.89
Primary tumour (%)94.8 (109)95.3 (203)0.84