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Table 2 Hospital morbidity and mortality in PPC compared to non-PPC group

From: Risk factors and short-term outcomes of postoperative pulmonary complications after VATS lobectomy

Outcomes PPC
(n = 21)
Non-PPC (n = 264) p value
Hospital LOS (days) median (IQR) 4 (3) 3 (2) < 0.001
ITU Admission (%) 5 (23.8%)
a3 (14%)
1 (0.5%) < 0.001
0.005
Hospital mortality (%) 3 (14.3%)
a2 (9.5%)
0 (0%) < 0.001
0.003
  1. PPC, postoperative pulmonary complication; ITU, intensive treatment unit; LOS, length of stay; anumber of first mortality/ITU admission figure that were PPC related