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Table 4 ICU and Hospital Length of Stay (unmatched)

From: Active clearance of chest tubes is associated with reduced postoperative complications and costs after cardiac surgery: a propensity matched analysis

Variable (median or mean %)P0 (n = 302)P2 (n = 337)p value
ICU time (Hrs.)44.5 [24–83]30 [24–49]< 0.001
ICU stay > 3 days82 (27%)43 (13%)< 0.001
Total time on ventilator (Hrs.)8.7 [5–19.7]8.2 [5.0–17.5]0.27
Ventilation > 24 h.49 (16%)39 (12%)0.11
Hospital LOS (d)8 [5–11]7 [5–10]0.017
Post-op LOS (d)6 [4–8]5 [4–7]< 0.001
  1. Abbreviations: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Hours (Hrs), Length of Stay (LOS), Postoperative (Post-op); days (d)