Skip to main content

Table 3 Data from the hospital information system

From: Effects of intensivist coverage in a post-anaesthesia care unit on surgical patients' case mix and characteristics of the intensive care unit

Group PACU w/o intensivist
(n = 24,972)
PACU with intensivist
(n = 26,118)
 
  n mean Std. Deviation n mean Std. Deviation Asymptotic significance (2-tailed)
LOS in PACU (days) 1,554 0.27 0.20 1,763 0.45 0.41 <0.001
LOS in ICU (all types of ICU´s)(days) 3,877 6.04 13.36 3,778 7.12 16.37 <0.001
Pre operative days (all patients)   1.69 4.02   1.56 3.75 <0.001
Pre operative day (PACU-patients)   2.53 4.89   2.34 4.62 <0.001
Pre operative day (ICU-patients)   3.78 6.88   3.56 6.13 0.002
days on normal ward   7.34 9.25   6.65 7.82 <0.001
LOS hospital (days)   8.30 11.80   7.71 10.99 <0.001
CMI (InEK) normal ward   0.659 0.512   0.644 0.492 0.042
CM (InEK) ICU   0.399 2.512   0.424 2.844 <0.001
CM (InEK) other parts of InEK Cost-matrix   0.957 1.269   1.023 1.320 <0.001
CW per hospital day (overall)   0.286 0.234   0.309 0.272 <0.001
  1. PACU w/o intensivist: 1 January 2008 to August 31 2009, PACU with intensivist: 1 September 2009 to 30 April 2011 (20 months prior to PACU and 20 months post PACU).
  2. CMI, case mix index; CW, cost weight; ICU, intensive care unit; InEk, Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System; LOS, length of stay; PACU, post anaesthesia care unit