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Table 2 Health care utility

From: Vacuum-assisted closure versus on-demand relaparotomy in patients with secondary peritonitis—the VACOR trial: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Length of admission at ICU (Total number of days in a three-month period)

Length of admission at ward (Total number of days in a three-month period)

VAC—Time from index operation to primary closure

Total amount of VAC dressing changes (number of times)

Number of scheduled VAC changes

Number of re-operations with VAC

Number of re-operations

Number of radiologic interventions during admission(s)

Number of computed tomography scans after index operation

Number of days alive outside the ICU in a three-month period