Table 2

Complications up to 6 months post surgery

Venous thromboembolism n (%)Cardiovascular n (%)Respiratory n (%)Wound-related n (%)Urinary n (%)Transfusion reaction n (%)Manipulation under anaesthetic n (%)Death n (%)Readmission n (%)
2003–2004 n=849 (11)3 (4)3 (4)15 (18)4 (5)1 (1)0 (0)0 (0)6 (6)
2005–2006 n=31526 (8)12 (4)12 (4)39 (12)12 (4)0 (0)7 (2)2 (1)20 (6)
  • “Wound-related” includes confirmed and suspected surgical site infections, dehiscence, blistering and excessive haematoma. No significant differences between periods observed.