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Table 3 Hospital admission and length of stay during one year prior to index (cholecystectomy) stay, n = 43072.

From: Cholecystectomy in Sweden 2000 – 2003: a nationwide study on procedures, patient characteristics, and mortality

  Open cholecystectomy
n = 11928
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
n = 31144
 
Admissions†, main diagnosis Admissions
n
Days
Mean
Days
(SD)
Admissions
n
Days
mean
Days
(SD)
p-values
Heart-lung disease 1451 10.5 (16.2) 1615 6.2 (9.2) < 0.001
Gallbladder/bile duct disease 3721 6.2 (7.6) 8264 4.0 (4.5) < 0.001
Other diagnoses 2427 7.9 (16.1) 4883 5.1 (12.8) < 0.001
  1. †one patient may have several admissions with different and/or same diagnoses.