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Table 4 Comparison of outcome of two group

From: Fast-track surgery improves postoperative clinical recovery and cellular and humoral immunity after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

Outcomes FTS group (n = 128) Conventional group (n =132) P value
Postoperative hospital stay (d) 7.62 ± 1.38 12.56 ± 1.92 0.000
Hospitalization expenditure (RMB) 35823.62 ± 3598.81 41032.73 ± 4013.32 0.000
Incision pain scale (NRS) 4.72 ± 1.94 7.66 ± 1.59 0.000
Morbidity 11 (8.6) 16 (12.1) 0.351
 Atrial arrhythmia 2 3  
 Ileus 0 1  
 Pneumonia 3 4  
Anastomotic leak 2 3  
 Incision infection 2 2  
ARDS 2 3  
Mortality 2 (1.6) 2 (1.5) 1.000
30-day readmission rate 3 (2.3) 3 (2.3) 1.000
  1. Variables were expressed as the mean ± SD
  2. The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) is an 11–point (0–10) scale for patient self-reporting of pain. It is for adults and children 10 years old or older
  3. RMB Ren Min Bi or China Yuan