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Table 7 ICU and Hospital Length of Stay (Matched)

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 n, %)Phase 0 (n = 260)Phase 2 (n = 260)p value
Total ICU time (Hrs.)43.5 [24–79.25]29.75 [24–49]<.001
ICU stay > 3 days70 (27%)31 (12%)<.001
Total time on ventilator (Hrs.)9.1 [5–20]7.3 [4.9–17.2].004
Ventilation > 24 h44 (17%)27 (10%).037
Total hospital length of stay (d)7.5 [5–11]7 [5–10].045
Total post-op length of stay (d)6 [4–8]5 [4–6.25]<.001
  1. Abbreviations: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Hours (Hrs), Length of Stay (LOS), Postoperative (Post-op); days (d)