Table 5

Predictive factors for post-PACU disposition

VariableHomeObservationP valueInpatientTotalP value
Patients, n58209Observation vs. home186453
Case ended 21:00–05:00 (%)32.849.00.03636.641.8%0.014
AAST clinical grade (%)0.171<0.001
 186.284.742.567.5
 213.811.013.412.4
 30.03.839.818.1
 40.00.51.10.7
 50.00.03.21.3
AAST operative grade (%)0.345<0.001
 193.190.450.474.5
 25.25.36.55.7
 31.73.832.315.2
 40.00.06.52.6
 50.00.54.32.0
ASA class (%)0.943<0.001
 148.348.329.040.4
 239.740.741.440.8
 312.110.526.317.2
 40.00.53.21.5
Age quintile (%)0.292<0.001
 ≤2036.226.812.922.3
 21–2717.223.013.418.3
 28–3512.122.019.419.6
 36–4924.120.119.920.5
 50+10.38.134.419.2
  • AAST, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma; ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; PACU, postanesthesia care unit.