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Table 2 Outcomes

From: Outcomes and cost analysis of laparoscopic versus open appendectomy for treatment of acute appendicitis: 4-years experience in a district hospital

  LA group OA group Difference 95% CI p value
Mean operative time (min) 52.2 49.3 2.9 -3.08 to 9.09 0.476
Post-op complications rate 2.9% 13.2% -10.3 -18.9 to -3.3 0.006
Duration of post-op ileus (days) 1.2 1.4 -0.2 0.33 to -0.03 0.024
Mean hospital stay (days) 2.75 3.87 -1.12 -1.25 to 0.33 0.011
Mean total cost (Euro) 2282 2337 -55 -411.24 to 334.34 0.812
  1. CI: confidence interval; post-op: postoperative.