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Table 7 Differences in surgical characteristics between the training group (A) and post-training group (B) per type of operation

From: Multidimensional analysis of the learning curve for laparoscopic colorectal surgery in a regional hospital: the implementation of a standardized surgical procedure counterbalances the lack of experience

   Group  
A B
Quartile Quartile
Operation 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd P
Duration (hours) Sigmoidectomy 3.5 4.5 5.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 0.059
Right colectomy 3.5 4.0 5.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 0.286
ELAPE 4.5 6.0 6.0 4.3 5.0 5.8 0.937
Low anterior resection 4.5 5.5 5.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 0.036
Hospitalization (days) Sigmoidectomy 6 6 8 5 5 7 0.557
Right colectomy 5 7 8 5 6 7 0.697
ELAPE 7 8 9 7 9 10 0.371
Low anterior resection 6 7 8 6 6 7 0.713
Lymph nodes (number) Sigmoidectomy 14 17 27 12 23 33 0.901
Right colectomy 18 22 28 20 28 36 0.240
ELAPE 7 14 16 16 18 37 0.077
Low anterior resection 15 25 29 20 28 34 0.713