Abstract P173 Table 1
Primary pleural drainage strategyHazardEstimated change in LOS (%)95% CIp Value
Length of stay at tertiary centre
 Chest drain and fibrinolysisReference
 Chest drain alone0.56+44%0.36 to 0.870.011
 VATS0.81+19%0.46 to 1.450.49
 Thoracotomy1.28−28%0.88 to 1.850.20
Total hospital stay
 Chest drain and fibrinolysisReference
 Chest drain alone0.64+36%0.41 to 1.010.053
 VATS0.82+18%0.45 to 1.470.48
 Thoracotomy1.40−40%0.95 to 2.080.093