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Table 1 Patients' characteristics, intra-operative parameters and post-operative outcome

From: Perception of surgical complications among patients, nurses and physicians: a prospective cross-sectional survey

Patients' characteristics Patients (n = 227)
Age (years) 54 (41-66)
Gender, male/female (%) 116/111 (51.1%/48.9%)
ASA score 2 (2-3)
   - ≤ 2 149 (65.6%)
   - >2 78 (34.4%)
Nutrition risk score 1 (0-2)
   - <3 189 (83.3%)
   - ≥3 38 (16.7%)
Benign/malign disease (%) 153/74 (67.4%/32.6%)
Pre-operative chemotherapy (%) 31 (13.7%)
Pre-operative radiotherapy (%) 19 (8.4%)
Body mass index (kg/m2) 25.5 (22.1-31.6)
Intra-operative parameters Patients (n = 200)
Minor/major surgery (%) 133/67 (66.5%/33.5%)
Surgery time (minutes) 120 (83.8-200)
Blood transfusion (%) 4 (2%)
Blood loss (mL) 20 (5-100)
Post-operative outcome Patients (n = 200)
Length of hospital stay (days) 7 (4-9)
Intensive care unit stay (%) 33 (16.3%)
Intensive care unit stay (days) 0 (0-1)
Mortality (%) 0%
Morbidity (%) 107 (53.5%)
  1. All results in median and interquartile range (IQR)
  2. ASA = American Society of Anesthesiologists