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Table 3 The number of life-years and its cost in intensive care unit survivors in different groups

From: Cost of intensive care in a Norwegian University hospital 1997–1999

Intake group Life-years € per year
Acute cardiovascular failure 2133 1251
Acute respiratory failure 5935 751
Acute renal failure 535 365
Multitrauma 4238 359
Postoperative 1083 249
Central nervous system 6505 547
Gastrointestinal 2128 1603
Other reason 1781 329
Mean   684
Median (interquartile range)   456 (352–825)