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Table 3 Patient outcomes and complication rates. Data expressed as median (interquartile range) or absolute number or percentage

From: Perioperative blood management programme reduces the use of allogenic blood transfusion in patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty

  Usual Care group Intervention group p
N = 100 N = 100
Length of stay (h) 101.3 (98:128) 102.0 (84:125) 0.892
Discharge destination    
 Home 79 87 0.187
 Inpatient rehabilitation 21 13  
Complication rate    
 Total number of complications 16 17 0.849
Major complications 5 7 0.552
 Acute coronary syndrome 3 0 0.081
 Exacerbation of chronic lung disease 0 1 0.316
 Exacerbation of heart failure 0 1 0.316
 Acute kidney injury 1 2 0.561
 Pulmonary embolism 0 0 1.000
 Narcotised from analgesia 1 3 0.312
Minor complication 11 10 0.818
 Hypotension 8 5 0.390
 Febrile non-haemolytic transfusion reaction 1 2 0.561
 Adverse drug reaction 1 0 0.316
 Delirium 1 0 0.316
 Deep vein thrombosis 0 0 1.000
 Acute urinary retention 0 1 0.316
 Uretheral injury 0 1 0.316
 Clostridium difficile colitis 0 1 0.316
Patient outcomes    
 Medical emergency team response 9 8 0.800
• Hypotension 7 5 0.390
• Oliguria 1 0 0.316
• Low respiratory rate 1 3 0.312
 Cardiorespiratory arrest 0 0 1.000
 Mortality 0 0 1.000
 Intensive care admission 1 2 0.561
 Readmission 2 0 0.155
• Wound cellulitis 1 0 0.316
• Hip dislocation 1 0 0.316