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Table 2 Hb and transfusions: Pre-O vs Post-O

From: Haemoglobin and transfusions in elderly patients with hip fractures: the effect of a dedicated orthogeriatrician

  Pre-O group Post-O group P value
Number of patients 296 324  
Hb - admission (mg/dL; SD; range) 11.96 (1.76; 7 to 16.2) 11.97 (1.70; 5 to 18.2) 0.9
Hb 24 h post-surgery (mg/dL; SD; range) 9.43 (1.29; 5.7 to 13.5) 9.56 (1.31; 5.6 to 14.6) 0.2
Hb - discharge (mg/dL; SD; range) 10.07 (0.82; 8.2 to 13.3) 10.27 (0.84; 8.5 to 14.5) 0.003 *
Hb - lowest peak (mean; SD; range) 8.33 (0.95; 5.1 to 13.1) 8.42 (1; 3.5 to 13.1) 0.3
Post-surgery lowest peak day (mean; SD; range) 2.08 (2.02; −7 to 9) 1.96 (2.14; −12 to 13) 0.5
Total transfusions 541 551  
Transfusions per patient (mean; SD; range) 1.84 (1.4; 0 to 8) 1.7 (1.46; 0 to 8) 0.2
Length of stay (mean; SD; range) 11.83 (4.34; 5 to 45) 12.29 (4.49; 5 to 39) 0.2
Pre-op days (mean; SD; range) 2.44 (2.34; 0 to 15) 2.32 (2.13; 0 to 21) 0.5
Post-op days (mean; SD; range) 9.38 (3.73; 0 to 43) 9.96 (4.01; 1 to 37) 0.06
  1. *statistically significant