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Table 2 Perioperative outcomes of 246 orthopaedic trauma patients eligible for a limited laboratory assessment protocol

From: Reducing routine laboratory tests in patients with isolated extremity fractures: a prospective safety and feasibility study in 246 patients

Outcomes All, n (%) (n = 246) Protocol Group, n (%) (n = 201) Non-Protocol Group, n (%) P Value
Provider Error (n = 24) Medically Excluded (n = 21)
RBC transfusion 2 (0.8) 2 (1.0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
LOS 2.3 ± 1.6a 2.3 ± 1.6a 2.2 ± 1.5a 2.9 ± 2.0a 0.251
30-day complication not requiring readmission 7 (2.8) 6 (3.0) 1 (4.0) 0 (0) 0.513
30-day unexpected readmission 6 (2.4) 4 (2.0) 0 (0) 2 (9.5) 0.135
CBC or BMP saved 778 (69) 712 (80) 31 (29) 35 (29)
  1. Abbreviations: BMP basic metabolic panel, CBC complete blood count, RBC red blood cell, LOS length of hospital stay
  2. aData presented as mean ± standard deviation