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Table 4 Most severe postoperative complication and hospital stay in 444 patients after emergency surgery

From: Applicability of the Clavien-Dindo classification to emergency surgical procedures: a retrospective cohort study on 444 consecutive patients

Complication grade Number of patients (%) Hospital stay, days Median (IQR)
No complication 329 (74.1%) 2 (1 – 4)
I 7 (1.6%) 2 (1 – 6.5)
II 32 (7.2%) 4 (1.5 – 7.5)
III 32 (7.2%) 9 (5.5 – 24.5)
IIIa 14 (3.2%) 9.5 (6 – 30)
IIIb 18 (4.1%) 8.5 (3 – 20)
IV 14 (3.2%) 38.5 (14 – 78)
IVa 1 (0.2%) 53
IVb 13 (2.9%)* 35 (14 – 78)
V 30 (6.8%) 5.5 (2 – 12)
  1. *Four patients had preoperative organ dysfunction.
  2. Hospital stay after emergency surgery, IQR inter quartile range.