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Table 2 The relationships between the allocated potential complication score and the surgeons' scores of perceived difficulty and recommended trainee experience.

From: The use of a pre-operative scoring system for the prediction of phacoemulsification case difficulty and the selection of appropriate cases to be performed by trainees

   Surgeon's perceived difficulty score Surgeon's assessment of recommended trainee experience
   1 2 3 4 5 Total <50 51–200 >200 Consultant only Total
Pre-operative potential complication score 1 66 42 16 0 1 125 43 46 28 8 125
  2 18 8 8 2 4 40 7 13 15 5 40
  3 3 0 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 2 4
  4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Total 87 50 24 3 6 170 51 60 44 15 170