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Table 3 Characteristics of non-operated patients according to the complication category between 2003 and 2006

From: Incidence and type of complications in non-operated patients at a surgical ward

  Intervention
Diagnostic
Organ
Dysfunction
Infection Hospital -
provider
Miscellaneous Drug P-value
Number of complications N = 61 (14%) N = 86 (20%) N = 50 (11%) N = 196 (45%) N = 35 (8%) N = 9 (2%)  
(Total N = 437)        
Nr of patients * N = 59 N = 73 N = 45 N = 186 N = 35 N = 9  
(Total N = 364)        
Gender:        ns
Male N = 25 (42%) N = 37 (51%) N = 22 (49%) N = 105 (56%) N = 19 (54%) N = 5 (56%)  
Female N = 34 (58%) N = 36 (49%) N = 23 (51%) N = 81 (44%) N = 16 (46%) N = 4 (44%)  
Age: † 67.8 ± 12.6 70.7 ± 13.6 63.0 ± 15.7 58.4 ± 20.6 54.6 ± 17.9 69.8 ± 5.6 < 0.001
Diagnosis        < 0.001
(per patient)        
General N = 2 (3%) N = 13 (18%) N = 11 (24%) N = 47 (25%) N = 12 (34%) N = 3 (33%)  
Traumatology N = 0 (0%) N = 18 (25%) N = 13 (29%) N = 44 (24%) N = 7 (20%) N = 1 (11%)  
Vascular surgery N = 52 (88%) N = 29 (40%) N = 6 (13%) N = 61 (33%) N = 6 (17%) N = 4 (44%)  
Gastro-intestinal surgery N = 4 (7%) N = 10 (14%) N = 14 (31%) N = 15 (8%) N = 5 (14%) N = 0 (0%)  
Oncology N = 1 (2%) N = 3 (4%) N = 1 (2%) N = 19 (10%) N = 5 (14%) N = 1 (11%)  
Hospital stay (days) †† 4 (4-7) 8 (4-18) 9 (7-19) 2 (2-4) 2 (1-7) 10 (3-19) < 0.001
  1. * One patient could have complications in different categories.
  2. Mean ± standard deviation.
  3. †† Median (interquartile range)_Wilcoxon Signed Rank test