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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