Length of Hospital Stay, Nursing Hours and Recovery After Laparoscopic Versus Open Colon Resection Without Fast Track
CONTEXT: Our preliminary experience (unpublished) indicate that less nursing hours are
needed after laparoscopic colon resection without fast track. Length of hospital stay and
recovery seems to be reduced as well.
OBJEKTIVE: To compare laparoscopic and open colonic resection concerning nursing hours,
length of hospital stay and recovery.
DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: triple blinded study (Patient, nursing staff and data
collector) including 2 x 12 patients needing sigmoid resection due to cancer. Nursing hours,
length of hospital stay and recovery (postoperative pain, questionnaire, actigraph ect.)
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
primary: Length of stay
Britta Kaltoft, doctor
University of Gentofte
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency