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Table 3 Delay-period complications

From: The effect of discharge destination and primary insurance provider on hospital discharge delays among patients with traumatic brain injury: a multicenter study of 1,543 patients

Complication DetailsTotal n = 210
Experienced ≥1 delay-period complication32 (15.2%)
Hours from delay start to delay-period complication, median (IQR)71 (23–153)
Complication during delay
 Altered mental statusa11 (5.2%)
 Altered blood labsb8 (3.8%)
 Urinary tract infection7 (3.3%)
 Neurological complicationsc4 (1.9%)
 Lung complicationsd4 (1.9%)
 Pneumonia3 (1.4%)
 Rash/allergic reaction3 (1.4%)
 Thrombocytosis3 (1.4%)
 Superficial vein thrombosise2 (1.0%)
 Deep vein thrombosis1 (0.5%)
 New-onset intracranial hemorrhage1 (0.5%)
 Death during delay period4 (1.9%)
Number of complications during delay
 0178 (84.8%)
 116 (7.6%)
  ≥ 216 (7.6%)
  1. IQR interquartile range
  2. aAltered mental status included increasing anxiety or anxiety attack, delirium, and increasing distress. bAltered blood labs included hypoxia, anemia, hyponatremia, and leukocytosis. cNeurological complications included brain abscess, dysphasia, enlarged brain ventricles, and diplopia. dLung complications included bilateral pleural effusions, atelectasis, retained left hemothorax, and bronchial herpes simplex type 1. eVeins affected were the basilic vein and the cephalic vein. Unless otherwise indicated, results are shown as n (%)