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Table 3 In hospital management—time data

From: Mortality following emergency laparotomy: a Swedish cohort study

  n Mean (median, i.q.r) Total
   (Days:hours) (Days)
Overall hospital stay 710 12:03 (7:12, 9:01) 8617
All ICU admissions 169 5:10 (2:03, 5:19) 918
   (Hours:minutes) (Hours)
Surgical operation time 710 1:30 (1:21, 1:00) 1065
Care at recovery ward 585 7:36 (5:50, 5:24) 4446
Priority    
 < 30 min 25 1:01 (0:45, 1:08)
 < 2-h 272 2:33 (2:16, 1:25)
 < 6-h 413 4:43 (3:58, 2:42)
All operations 710 3:46 (3:02, 2:40)
  1. This table is a summary of the length of stay (LOS) in hospital, LOS at ICU and LOS at recovery ward
  2. Total column for overall hospital stays represents all hospital days for all cases in the study (8617 days), including days at the ICU, hours of surgery and in recovery ward. Care at recovery ward does not include cases admitted to ICU directly from theatre
  3. Priority shows time from booking of the operation to first incision, related to priority. i.q.r  interquartile range