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Table 8 Time spent in the healthcare environment

From: Introducing enhanced recovery after surgery in a high-volume orthopaedic hospital: a health technology assessment

  2017 (conventional) 2018 March–October (ERAS)
Number of patients. 1271 938
% of which undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. 88 63.86
Average LOS in surgery ward. 5.2 days 4.5 days
Average days for rehabilitation. 12.1 10.9
Total days spent by total patients in the surgical ward. 6609.2 4221
Total days spent by total patients for rehabilitation. 13,533.6 6529.2
Total days spent in the healthcare environment. 20,142.8 10,750.2
Average days spent inside the healthcare environment for each patient (regardless of rehabilitation or not). 15.85 11.46
Variation in the average days spent inside the healthcare environment. 4.39