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Table 6 Readmission and hospital stay within one year of 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 p-values
Readmission† Admissions No Days Mean Days (SD) Admissions No Days Mean Days (SD)  
Biliary disease 748 9.5 (17.0) 848 5.8 (10.2) < 0.001
Heart-lung disease 1158 14.3 (23.4) 1214 8.6 (13.4) < 0.001
Other diagnoses 2246 10.6 (25.6) 3699 7.9 (26.2) < 0.001
  1. †one patient may have several admissions with different and/or same diagnoses