Table 2

Percentages of Patients with Specific Complication Events, by Surgical Subgroup

Complication

Cardiac

Vascular

Non-cardiac Thoracic

Solid Organ

General

Reproductive Organ

Knee/Hip Replacement

Spinal


Total number of patients

103,829

216,199

142,562

45,687

362,512

384,132

246,815

107,187

Bleeding event only, %

0.9%

1.9%

0.7%

1.0%

0.5%

0.8%

0.5%

0.5%

Re-operation to control bleeding only, %

0.4%

0.4%

4.7%

0.6%

1.9%

0.2%

0.0%

0.2%

Blood product transfusion only, %

40.9%

25.2%

22.7%

22.8%

19.9%

5.7%

28.6%

13.6%

Bleeding event and blood product transfusion, %

2.5%

2.4%

1.2%

1.8%

0.7%

0.5%

0.7%

0.6%

Bleeding event and re-operation to control bleeding, %

0.3%

0.1%

0.4%

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

Re-operation to control bleeding and blood product transfusion, %

1.0%

1.1%

3.3%

1.5%

4.1%

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

Bleeding event, re-operation to control bleeding and blood product transfusion, %

1.4%

0.4%

1.3%

0.7%

0.3%

0.1%

0.0%

0.0%

Any bleeding-related consequences, %

47.4%

31.5%

34.3%

28.5%

27.5%

7.5%

29.8%

15.0%


Stokes et al. BMC Health Services Research 2011 11:135   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-135

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