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Table 3 Characteristics of patients on arrival

From: Quality of interhospital transport of critically ill patients: a prospective audit

Characteristic Value
Age (years) 54.7 ± 1.7
Sex (female/male) 49/51
Mechanically ventilated 65
Oxygen  
   Mask 14
   Nasal 21
Central venous line 47
Intra-arterial catheter 72
Peripheral venous line 96
Vasopressor/inotropic drugs 38
APACHE II score 12.6 ± 0.7
  1. Data are expressed as a percentage (%) or as mean ± standard deviation. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.