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Table 4 Outcomes of patients with organ-space surgical site infection in colon and rectal surgery

From: Risk factors and outcomes of organ-space surgical site infections after elective colon and rectal surgery

Variable Colon (n = 200) Rectum (n = 136) Overall (n = 336) p-value
Readmission, n (%) 39 (19.5) 33 (24.3) 72 (21.4) 0.3
Readmission due to SSI, n (%) 34 (17) 30 (22.1) 64 (19) 0.2
Length of stay, median (IQR) days 25 (18–31) 23 (16–33) 24 (17–36) 0.1
Length of stay, mean (SD) days 30.2 (25) 32 (28) 27.6 (19.7) 0.1
Mortality, n (%) 23 (11.5) 7 (5.1) 30 (8.9) 0.04
Mortality attributed to SSI, n (%) 21 (10.5) 6 (4.4) 27 (8) 0.04
  1. SSI surgical site infection, IQR interquartile range, SD standard deviation