Factors affecting length of stay following colonic resection.

@article{Schmelzer2008FactorsAL,
  title={Factors affecting length of stay following colonic resection.},
  author={Thomas M. Schmelzer and Gamal Ae Mostafa and Amy E. Lincourt and Steven M Camp and Kent W. Kercher and Timothy S. Kuwada and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2008},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={195-201}
}
INTRODUCTION In-hospital length of stay (LOS) has become a valuable measure of outcomes following any operation, which also directly impacts cost. The aim of this study was to identify the factors that affect LOS after colonic resection. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of adult patients who underwent colonic resection over an 8-y period at a tertiary institution. Data collected included demographics, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score, preoperative… CONTINUE READING