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Table 1 Patient characteristics and costs

From: Health-related quality of life and hospital costs following esophageal resection: a prospective cohort study

Patient characteristics Total number of patients Patients with major complications Patients without major complications  
Number of patients 47 (100 %) 13 (28 %) 34 (72 %)  
Age 64.02 61.77 64.88 P = 0.27
Sex (M/F) 41/6 12/1 29/5 P = 0.66
BMI 26.09 27.10 25.71 P = 0.15
P-POSSUM 8.40 8.24 8.47 P = 0.95
Co-morbidity 37 (78.7 %) 11 (84.6 %) 26 (76.5 %) P = 0.30
Complications
 Pneumonia 8 8 0  
 Anastomotic leakage 1 1 0  
 Postoperative hemorrhage 1 1 0  
 Platzbauch 1 1 0  
 Respiratory failure 1 1 0  
 Decompensatio cordis 1 1 0  
 Minor complications 7 2 5  
Outcome
 Re-interventions 3 3 0  
 In-hospital mortality 0 0 0  
 Surgical ward stay 9.12 11.30 8.29 P = 0.06
 Medium-care stay 0.76 1.06 0.64 P = 0.41
 IC-stay 1.52 1.78 1.41 P = 0.36
 Total hospital stay 11.39 14.16 10.33 P = 0.04
 TPV-requirement 1 (2.1 %) 1 (7.7 %) 0 (0 %) P = 0.28
 Number of readmittances to hospital 5 (10.6 %) 0 (0 %) 5 (14.4 %) P = 0.30
Costs
 Operation   4062 4042 P = 0.73
 Surgical ward   5379 3944 P = 0.15
 Medication   638 319 P = <0.01
 Diagnostic   433 251 P = 0.04
 Microbiology   119 27 P = 0.04
 Total cost   16,369 12,409 P = 0.02