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Table 2 Effect of implementation of major study outcomes

From: A perioperative consult service results in reduction in cost and length of stay for colorectal surgical patients: evidence from a healthcare redesign project

  Phase 0 (N = 179) Phase 1 (N = 124) Phase 2 (N = 241) P
0 v. 1 1 v. 2 0 v. 2
Mean resource LOS (days) 5.26 4.93 4.36 0.47 0.15 <0.01a
Median resource LOS (days) 4.24 3.32 3.32 <0.01a 0.61 <0.001a
Reoperation 18 (10.1 %) 13 (10.5 %) 15 (6.22 %) 1 0.15 0.20
Readmissions 21 (11.7 %) 18 (14.5 %) 34 (14.1 %) 0.49 0.92 0.48
Hospital cost 100 % 98 % 83 % 0.05a
  1. aSignificant at 5 % level; % non-parametric median test for no difference in median cost among all phases