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Table 2 Comparison of costs for operative vs. non-operative treatment for ASO

From: In-hospital costs of an admission for adhesive small bowel obstruction

  Operative   Non operative   P-value
  Mean SD Mean SD  
Operation – anesthesia time € 2 684.71 € 1 434.29 NA NA  
Operation – materials € 259.90 €148.74 NA NA  
Medication € 634.13 € 816.08 € 99.34 € 93.17 0.011
Feeding € 1 797.37 € 2 069.71 € 91.65 € 288.56 0.002
Blood products € 31.74 € 100.79 € 0 € 0  
Radiology € 510.00 € 467.70 € 154.92 € 159.88 0.003
Laboratory € 324.49 € 223.20 € 69.82 € 38.94 0.00
Microbiology € 69.70 € 98.10 € 11.06 € 37.34 0.023
Ward € 7 855.74 € 6 881.54 € 1 850.47 € 913.92 0.001
ICU € 2 183.00 € 4 304.93 € 0 € 0  
Total € 16 304.92 € 2 513.07 € 2 277.27 € 265.34 <0.001