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Table 3 Clinical outcomes

From: Comparative short-term outcomes of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program and non-ERAS traditional care in elderly patients undergoing lumbar arthrodesis: a retrospective study

  ERAS (n = 60) non-ERAS Traditional care (n = 67) P value
LOS (range), days 13.6 ± 4.0 (7–20) 15.6 ± 3.9 (7–24) 0.034
Surgical time, min 186.6 ± 56.7 190.4 ± 89.3 0.289
Estimated blood loss, ml 337.5 ± 194.9 365.6 ± 207.4 0.118
Complications, n (rate)    0.048
 No 55 (91.7) 53 (79.1)  
 Yes 5 (8.3) 14 (20.9)  
Early ambulation, n (rate)    <0.0001
 No 18 (30.0) 62 (92.5)  
 Yes 42 (70.0) 5 (7.5)  
Early oral feeding, n (rate)    <0.0001
 No 8 (13.3) 65 (97.0)  
 Yes 52 (86.7) 2 (3.0)  
Early removal of catheter, n (rate)    <0.0001
 No 12 (20.0) 57(85.1)  
 Yes 48 (80.0) 10 (14.9)  
Nutritional intervention, n (rate)    0.002
 No 33 (55.0) 54 (80.6)  
 Yes 27 (45.0) 13 (19.4)