DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2012.08.1179 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: leak; (2) the differences in LOS, readmission, post-operative infection, and total inpatient costs between the patients with anastomotic leaks and those without leaks. Chi square test and T test were used to compare outcomes between two cohorts, before and after employing propensity-score matching technique based on a series of baseline covariates. Generalized linear model was also conducted. RESULTS: A total of 6174 (6.18%) patients with colorectal surgeries had 30-day anastomotic leak during 2008-2010.The pa… Show more

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