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Table 2 Post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing head and neck oncologic resection with microvascular reconstruction

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of a postoperative clinical care pathway in head and neck surgery with microvascular reconstruction

  Control (n = 62) Pathway (n = 56) Reduction p value
Mean length of stay (days) 21.3 14.1 33.8% < 0.001
Return to OR 16.1% 8.9% 44.7% 0.28
Readmission to ICU 12.9% 5.4% 59.5% 0.20
Mean time to decannulation (days) 13.6 8.2 39.7% < 0.001
Pneumonia,% (n) 30.6% 17.9% 41.5% 0.10