Table 3

Rate of Adhesiolysis-Related Hospitalizations

Characteristic

Estimated Hospitalizations

Rate of Hospitalizations per 100,000 in the US Populationa

Rate of Hospitalizations per 100,000 Hospitalized Personsb

Rate of Hospitalizations per 100,000 Hospitalized Persons for Surgical Interventionc


Total number

351,777

118.64

898.22

3,549.04

Adhesiolysis, primary procedure

81,532

27.50

208.18

822.57

Adhesiolysis, secondary procedure

270,245

91.14

690.04

2,726.47


US = United States.

a Based upon the US Census Bureau's 2005 population estimate.

b Among all hospitalizations.

c Among all hospitalized surgical patients.

Sikirica et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-13

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