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Table 3 Patient outcomes

From: The outcome of extubation failure in a community hospital intensive care unit: a cohort study

Parameters Successful extubation Failed extubation P
ICU LOS postextubation (days) 1 (0.3–2) 10 (7–15) <0.01
ICU discharge disposition
   Step-down unit 40 (43) 35 (58.3) 0.070
   Floor 48 (51.6) 13 (21.7) <0.01
   Died in ICU 1 (1.1) 7 (11.7) <0.01
Post-ICU LOS (days) 8.3 ± 7.3 11.2 ± 10.7 0.070
Hospital LOS postextubation (days) 6 (4–11) 17 (12–23) <0.01
Hospital mortality 9 (9.7) 11 (18.3) 0.144
Total hospital charges (×US$1000) 23 (15–34) 48 (34–76) <0.01
Cost per hospital day (×US$1000) 1.7 ± 0.5 2.0± 0.4 <0.01
Tracheostomy 7 (7.5) 7 (11.7) 0.402
Total mechanical ventilation (days) 4 (2–8) 10 (6–16) <0.01
  1. Data are presented as mean ± standard deviation, median (interquartile range), or n (%). ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay.