Predicting odds of prolonged operative times.

  title={Predicting odds of prolonged operative times.},
  author={Franklin Dexter},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={213 1},
Lowndes et al used logistic regression to study associations between patient factors and operative duration longer than 1 hour for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ‘‘The highest patient factor odds ratio for prolonged surgical duration was 1.96 times higher for patients with a body mass index over 40 compared to a healthy body mass index.’’ ‘‘Improving the prediction of operative duration . has the potential to increase operating room (OR) efficiency.’’ Surgeon and facility are important… CONTINUE READING