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Table 2 Marginal effect of complications on postoperative LOS

From: Quantifying the effect of complications on patient flow, costs and surgical throughputs

Variablea Coefficient SE Marginal effect (days) P-value
Cardiac complications
 Ventricular Arrhythmia 0.08 0.04 0.94 .025
 Cardiac arrest −0.16 0.07 −1.59 .026
 New Atrial Arrhythmia 0.02 0.04 0.27 .549
 Other cardiac complications 0.19 0.06 2.28 .001
Neurological complications
 Stroke permanent 1.17 0.04 22.96 < .001
 Neuro psychiatry −0.06 0.06 −0.59 .360
 Other neurological complications 0.25 0.06 2.94 < .001
Pulmonary complications
 Prolonged ventilation >24 h 0.39 0.04 4.70 < .001
 Pneumonia 0.49 0.05 6.33 < .001
 Other pulmonary complications 0.76 0.06 11.34 < .001
Infection complications
 Sternal deep 0.35 0.05 4.30 < .001
 Septicaemia 1.18 0.07 22.90 < .001
 Leg wound 0.26 0.07 3.09 < .001
 Sternal superficial 0.34 0.06 4.11 < .001
 Other infection 0.41 0.06 5.19 < .001
Constant 1.78 .099   < .001
  1. aAll variables are recorded as binary (i.e. 1 for complication and 0 for absence of complication)