Table 5

Symptoms delaying discharge

Total (n = 300)

Number of patients

Percentage


Vomiting or nausea

36

12


Fatigue

20

6.7


Fever of unknown origin

14

4.7


Constipation

9

3


Dizziness

6

2


Pain

6

2


Urine retention

5

1.7


Depression, confusion

4

1.3


Diarrhoea

3

1


Scant diuresis

3

1


Other symptoms

26

8.7


Total

94

31.3


Note: some patients presented more than one symptom.

Ramírez et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-9

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