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Table 1 Outcome measures collected for the analysis and their sources

From: Perioperative goal-directed therapy and postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing high-risk abdominal surgery: a historical-prospective, comparative effectiveness study

Data Acronym Definition Source
Primary outcome    
Post operative length of stay in the hospital LOS Number of nights in the hospital after surgery Electronic Medical Record
Secondary outcome    
Intraoperative blood transfusion Blood   AIMS
Postoperative mechanical ventilation >6 hours Postop vent   Electronic Medical Record
Length of stay in the intensive care unit LOS ICU Number of nights in the intensive care unit after surgery Electronic Medical Record
NSQIP complication NSQIP comp Incidence of at least one NSQIP complication from the list presented below NSQIP database
Acute kidney injury AKI NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Deep vein thrombosis DVT NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Illeus Ills   Electronic Medical Record
Myocardial infarction MI NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Pneumonia Pnmn NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Pulmonary embolism PE NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Sepsis Spss NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Stroke Stk NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Surgical site infection SSI NSQIP definition NSQIP database
Urinary tract infection UTI NSQIP definition NSQIP database
30-day readmission 30 days readmission Hospital readmission within 30 days after surgery Electronic Medical Record
  1. AIMS Anesthesia Information Management System, NSQIP National Surgical Quality Improvement Program