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Table 3 Costs for treatment in 182 open surgical procedures for finger flexion contracture in Dupuytren’s disease

From: Surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s disease – outcome and health economy in relation to smoking and diabetes

  All surgeries (n = 182) Non-smokersa(n = 152) Smokersa(n = 27) p-value Subjects without diabetesb(n = 161) Subjects with diabetesb(n = 20) p-value
Duration of operation (min) 77 [56-102] 74 [56-103] 86 [55-108] 0.22 79 [57-102] 68 [52-101] 0.28
Appointments with the surgeon (numbers) 3 [2-4] 3 [2-4] 3 [2-3] 1.00 3 [2-4] 2 [2-3] 0.18
Appointments with hand therapist (numbers) 2.5 [0-5] 2 [0-5] 3 [0-5.5] 0.32 2 [0-5] 3 [0-4.3] 0.95
Appointments with nurse (numbers) 1 [0-1] 1 [0-1] 1 [0.3-1] 0.33 1 [0-1] 1 [0.3-1] 0.27
Sick leave (days) 1 28 [21-31] 28 [21-31] 28 [21-37] 0.94 28 [21-31] 30 [28-34] 0.27
Duration of hospital stay (days) 2 2 [1-2.3] 2 [2-3] 1 [1-1] 0.01 2 [2-3] 1 [1-1.8] 0.11
  1. Values are median [25% - 75% percentiles]. aInformation about smoking was lacking in three patients. bInformation about glucose status was lacking in one patient.
  2. 1Only from those procedures when subjects were sick listed.
  3. 2Only for those procedures when the subject was admitted to a ward.