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BACKGROUND: Current enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are designed for all patients without tailored programmes for at-risk groups. A risk score to determine elective colorectal cancer patients at risk for prolonged length of stay (LOS) would help to identify this group for preoperative intervention. METHODS: Multivariate analysis of demographic and preoperative variables was performed to identify independent risk factors for prolonged LOS, defined as 7 days or more. A stepwise variable selection approach using logistic regression was then used to build a risk prediction model. RESULTS: Among 172 patients in our population, 41.9% of patients had prolonged LOS. Five variables were included in our risk prediction model. These were age ≥ 65 years (OR 13.9 5.09-38.0; p 

Original publication




Journal article


Langenbecks Arch Surg

Publication Date





319 - 327


Colorectal cancer, Colorectal surgery, Length of stay, Prediction score, Colorectal Neoplasms, Digestive System Surgical Procedures, Elective Surgical Procedures, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Length of Stay, Retrospective Studies, Risk Factors