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Table 2 Clinical and economic characteristics of the study population

From: Tackling the economic burden of postsurgical complications: would perioperative goal-directed fluid therapy help?

Surgery Patients, n Morbidity, % Mortality, % HLOS, days Direct cost, $
(mean ± SD) (mean ± SD)
    With Without With Without With Without
AAA open repair 2,040 19.6 20.8 6.0 23.9 ± 17.2 10.3 ± 8.2 76,169 ± 55,530 30,451 ± 24,023
Vascular bypass 6,765 9.5 10.3 1.1 17.5 ± 15.2 7.3 ± 6.5 42,202 ± 39,618 16,790 ± 12,601
Esophagectomy 1,794 12.5 6.3 2.4 23.2 ± 15.5 13.1 ± 11.7 59,382 ± 48,850 32,457 ± 30,571
Gastrectomy 5,995 8.7 11.7 1.0 25.0 ± 21.9 6.8 ± 7.7 54,879 ± 45,868 16,159 ± 15,986
Colectomy 19,055 16.0 15.2 2.6 23.1 ± 25.2 9.6 ± 8.2 49,160 ± 56,975 17,158 ± 16,481
Resection of rectum 4,251 9.2 4.9 0.4 16.2 ± 13.0 7.1 ± 5.3 29,874 ± 27,882 13,723 ± 10,020
Hepatectomy 4,934 7.6 14.8 0.7 17.9 ± 16.6 6.3 ± 4.4 48,961 ± 50,382 16,501 ± 12,080
Pancreatectomy 6,564 14.6 11.4 0.4 21.7 ± 19.1 9.7 ± 6.9 53,217 ± 50,882 20,888 ± 15,390
Cystectomy 4,036 10.9 5.2 0.4 19.3 ± 13.0 9.1 ± 5.4 43,598 ± 34,224 20,669 ± 10,511
F&H fracture repair 19,706 7.3 10.6 0.9 14.6 ± 12.2 6.6 ± 5.9 33,890 ± 33,115 14,919 ± 13,575
  1. In-hospital mortality, hospital length of stay (HLOS) and direct costs were compared between patients with one or more complications (With) and patients without any complication (Without). All comparisons were statistically significant with a P-value <0.001. AAA, abdominal aortic aneurysm; F&H, femur and hip.