Table 2

Unilateral surgery for hernia repair by type of admission
Inguinal hernia Total With mesh Without mesh
Admission >1 day Day-surgery Total Day-surgery Admission >1 day Day-surgery Total Day-surgery
n n Mean LOS n Mean accesses n % n Mean LOS n Mean accesses n %
0 y 1282 7 2.4 2 2.0 9 22 702 3.4 571 2.2 1273 45
01-05 y 4345 19 2.6 15 2.3 34 44 1424 1.9 2887 2.5 4311 67
06-14 y 2108 19 1.9 76 1.8 95 80 514 2.0 1499 2.4 2013 75
15-24 y 2216 316 2.0 1754 1.8 2070 85 41 2.4 105 2.0 146 72
25-44 y 19289 2667 2.1 15952 1.8 18619 86 185 2.9 485 1.8 670 72
45-64 y 44727 7683 2.4 35686 1.8 43369 82 491 3.3 867 2.1 1358 64
65-74 y 27396 6554 3.0 19906 1.8 26460 75 453 3.8 483 1.9 936 52
75-84 y 15972 5522 3.5 9790 1.9 15312 64 414 5.9 246 1.7 660 37
≥ 85 y 2777 1477 4.5 1166 1.8 2643 44 111 7.3 23 1.3 134 17
Total 120112 24264 2.9 84347 1.8 108611 78 4335 3.1 7166 2.3 11501 62
Femoral hernia Total With mesh Without mesh
Admission >1 day Day-surgery Total % Day-surgery Admission >1 day Day-surgery Total % Day-surgery
n n Mean LOS n Mean accesses n n Mean LOS n Mean accesses n
0 y 1 1 1.0 1 0
01-05 y 17 6 1.7 11 2.5 17 65
06-14 y 22 3 1.0 3 100 9 2.1 10 1.6 19 53
15-24 y 37 10 2.6 16 1.6 26 62 3 1.7 8 1.1 11 73
25-44 y 597 144 2.1 331 1.8 475 70 35 2.5 87 1.6 122 71
45-64 y 1290 460 2.9 608 1.8 1068 57 98 4.1 124 1.6 222 56
65-74 y 1040 466 3.8 373 1.9 839 44 126 4.3 75 1.6 201 37
75-84 y 1156 621 4.9 282 1.8 903 31 200 7.3 53 1.6 253 21
≥ 85 y 517 339 6.2 33 1.8 372 9 140 8.5 5 1.4 145 3
Total 4677 2040 4.2 1646 1.8 3686 45 618 6.0 373 1.6 991 38

LOS = length of stay.

Saia et al.

Saia et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:349   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-349

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