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Table 5 Inpatient Care Attributable to Abdominal Adhesiolysis by Surgical Procedure in the US in 2005

From: The inpatient burden of abdominal and gynecological adhesiolysis in the US

Reason for Hospitalization Mean Length of Stay (Days)     
(Diagnosis-Related Group) Adhesiolysis Nonadhesiolysis AttributedLOS (Days) Number of Adhesiolysis-Related Hospitalizations Attributed Days of Care Rate of Days Due to Adhesiolysis
Adhesiolysis only (DRG 150, 151) 7.76 --- 7.76 81,532 632,688 7.76
Adhesiolysis as a Secondary Procedure
Digestive System
   DRG 148: Major small and large bowel procedures with CC 13.87 10.57 3.30 64,588 213,140 3.30
   DRG 149: Major small and large bowel procedures without CC 6.30 5.20 1.10 9,313 10,244 1.10
   DRG 154: Stomach, esophageal, and duodenal procedures with CC 16.41 11.84 4.57 7,183 32,826 4.57
   DRG 468: Extensive OR procedures unrelated to principal diagnosis 16.12 11.25 4.87 3,491 17,001 4.87
   Digestive System Total --- --- --- 84,575 273,212 3.23
Hepatobiliary System
   DRG 197: Total cholecystectomy without CDE with CC 8.66 8.10 0.56 4,698 2,631 0.56
   DRG 493: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without CDE with CC 5.99 5.21 0.78 9,568 7,463 0.78
   DRG 494: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy without CDE without CC 2.70 2.46 0.24 6,811 1,635 0.24
   Hepatobiliary System Total --- --- --- 21,077 11,729 0.56
Female Reproductive System
   DRG 358: Uterine and adnexa procedures for nonmalignancy with CC 3.90 3.00 0.90 38,263 34,437 0.90
   DRG 359: Uterine and adnexa procedures for nonmalignancy without CC 2.46 2.14 0.32 81,543 26,094 0.32
   DRG 361: Laparoscopy and incisional tubal interruption 2.80 2.58 0.22 484 106 0.22
   DRG 365: Other female reproductive system OR procedures 4.81 5.57 -0.76 4,779 -3,632 -0.76
   Female Reproductive System Total --- --- --- 125,069 57,005 0.46
Pregnancy, C-Section
   DRG 370: Cesarean section with CC 4.30 4.45 -0.15 9,901 -1,485 -0.15
   DRG 371: Cesarean section without CC 3.12 3.37 -0.25 26,011 -6,503 -0.25
   DRG 378: Ectopic pregnancy 2.16 1.97 0.19 3,612 686 0.19
   Pregnancy, C-section Total --- --- --- 39,524 -7,302 -0.18
Total, Adhesiolysis as a secondary procedure --- --- --- 270,245 334,644 1.24
Total, all adhesiolysis-related procedures --- --- --- 351,777 967,332 2.75
  1. CC = complications and comorbidities; DRG = diagnosis-related group; LOS = length of stay; US = United States.