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Table 3 Risk-adjusted Odds Ratios of Length of Stay, Morbidity and In-hospital Mortality According to the Surgeon’s Level of Experience

From: The impact of surgical experience and frequency of practice on perioperative outcomes in pancreatic surgery

  Level of Experience Risk-adjusted OR 95% CI
LOS > 14 Days Beginner 0.98 0.69–1.39
Intermediate 1.00 Reference
Experienced 0.97 0.74–1.27
DGE* Beginner 0.82 0.45–1.50
Intermediate 1.00 Reference
Experienced 0.72 0.46–1.13
POPF* Beginner 0.46 0.26–0.82
Intermediate 1.00 Reference
Experienced 0.54 0.36–0.82
PPH* Beginner 0.51 0.25–1.05
Intermediate 1.00 Reference
Experienced 0.85 0.53–1.37
In-hospital Mortality Beginner 0.45 0.17–1.16
Intermediate 1.00 Reference
Experienced 0.42 0.21–0.83
  1. Odds ratios were calculated by multivariate regression with adjustment for age, gender, surgical difficulty and year of surgery. *Includes Grade B + C
  2. DGE delayed gastric emptying, POPF postoperative pancreatic fistula, PPH postpancreatectomy hemorrhage, LOS Length of stay (LOS)