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Table 3 Type, length of hospitalization and outcome

From: Non-operative management of blunt abdominal trauma. Is it safe and feasible in a district general hospital?

  NOM-S group
(n = 19)
OP group
(n = 8)
NOM-F group
(n = 3)
P ††
ICU admission 1 (5%) 4 (50%) 0 0.006
LOS 6 (2 – 12) 17 (1–187) 9 (8–10) *0.018
Morbidity 0 3 (37.5%) 0 <0.001
Mortality 0 3 (37.5%)§ 0 <0.001
  1. LOS, length of stay (days)
  2. Median and range, ††Comparison between NOM-S and OP group, *Mann Whitney U test and χ2, §Two of these 3 patients died on the operating table