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Table 4 Rates and causes of Emergency Department visits

From: Rates and causes of 30-day readmission and emergency room utilization following head and neck surgery

Causes Numbers Rates
Pain: surgical/graft site 34 31.48%
Bleeding: surgical/graft site 19 17.59%
Infection: surgical/graft site, UTI 16 14.81%
Equipment: nasogastric tube, tracheostomy tube, surgical drain 8 7.41%
Cardiac: chest pain, syncope 7 6.48%
Respiratory: dyspnea 7 6.48%
Gastrointestinal: nausea/vomit, constipation 6 5.56%
Neurologic: seizure, weakness 5 4.63%
Exacerbation of chronic condition 4 3.70%
Psychiatric: delirium 2 1.85%
  1. *UTI – urinary tract infection