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Table 2 Comparison of the length of hospital stay, hospital cost and medical team’s satisfaction between pre-CP and post-CP groups

From: Application of clinical pathway using electronic medical record system in pediatric patients with supracondylar fracture of the humerus: a before and after comparative study

Outcome variables Pre-CP group Post-CP group Mean difference (95% CI) % change P
Total hospital stay (day) 2.9 ± 0.7 (2 to 5) 2.4 ± 0.7 (1 to 4) 0.43 (0.14 to 0.72) −15.0% 0.004
 Preoperative hospital stay 1.7 ± 0.7 (1 to 4) 1.4 ± 0.5 (1 to 2) 0.28 (0.03 to 0.53) −16.9% 0.037
 Postoperative hospital stay 1.2 ± 0.5 (1 to 3) 1.1 ± 0.4 (0 to 2) 0.14 (−0.01 to 0.31) −12.3% 0.141
Total hospital cost (US$) 1162.2 ± 236.7 1139.8 ± 291.1 22.4 (−81.3 to 126.1) −1.9% 0.670
 Room 216.3 ± 173.1 217.4 ± 166.7 −1.2 (−71.9 to 69.6) +0.5% 0.974
 Medication 54.1 ± 22.8 55.2 ± 25.7 −1.1 (−10.8 to 8.6) +2.0% 0.824
 Operating room 374.1 ± 62.9 405.6 ± 109.6 −31.6 (−73.7 to 10.5) +8.4% 0.137
 Anesthesia 212.4 ± 34.7 228.1 ± 36.9 −15.7 (−31.9 to 0.4) +7.4% 0.055
 Laboratory 116.0 ± 36.4 83.7 ± 62.3 32.3 (8.3 to 56.2) −27.8% 0.010
 Radiology 80.7 ± 61.9 42.3 ± 22.5 38.4 (15.8 to 60.9) −47.6% 0.001
 Materials 46.0 ± 32.1 70.1 ± 49.4 −24.1 (−39.5 to −8.8) +52.4% 0.002
Satisfaction score for nursing staff 31.6 ± 4.2 (N = 25) 32.0 ± 5.0 (N = 20) −0.36 (−3.1 to 2.4) +1.1% 0.793
Satisfaction score for doctor 36.9 ± 5.5 (N = 16) 45.4 ± 4.3 (N = 15) −8.5 (−12.1 to −4.8) +22.9% <0.001