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Table 3 Marginal costs associated with different types of complications

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

Variable Marginal effect (US dollar) 95 % CI
Cardiac complications
 Ventricular Arrhythmia 170.01 133.94–206.11
 Cardiac arrest 950.91 867.32–1034.49
 New Atrial Arrhythmia 70.07 32.06–108.06
 Other cardiac complications 1054.62 983.74–1125.49
Neurological complications
 Stroke permanent 3210.55 3139.09–3281.98
 Neuro psychiatry 204.34 139.44–269.22
 Other neurological complications 709.91 630.76–789.05
Pulmonary complications
 Prolonged ventilation >24 h 1057.48 1012.16–1102.80
 Pneumonia 733.85 677.09–790.63
 Other pulmonary complications 2452.22 2373.12–2531.30
Infection complications
 Sternal deep 516.02 461.28–570.78
 Septicaemia 2456.99 2342.65–2571.30
 Leg wound infection 598.71 531.52–665.91
 Sternal superficial 169.24 106.82–231.67
 Other infection 224.92 157.77–292.07