Table 1

Patient demographics

Intervention group%Control group%P value
Number at baselinen=2252.4n=2047.6
Age—median (IQR)64.0 (40–76.3)65.8 (42.5–77.9)0.841
Clinical stage at diagnosis—TNM 7 and 8
Comorbidities (NOGCA)
 1—Cardiovascular disease1359.11050
 2—COPD, asthma29.1315
 3—Chronic renal impairment14.515
 4—Liver failure/cirrhosis00
 6—Mental illness (requiring medication)29.10
 7—Cerebro/peripheral vascular disease29.10
 8—Barrett’s syndrome14.515
 9—Other significant condition836.41050
BMI (kg/m2)—median (IQR)25.55 (19.3–37.3)27.62 (20.5–49.1).447
Number proceeded to surgeryn=2195.5n=1995
Hospital length of stay
 Median (range) days10.5 (9–41)11 (8–44)
Postoperative complications
 1, 2523.8526.3
In-hospital mortality
30-day mortality
90-day mortality
  • BMI, body mass index; COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; NOGCA, National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Audit; TNM, tumour node metastasis.