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Table 3 Recovery and functional status 2 to 7 years after discharge from the intensive care unit

From: Multiple organ failure after trauma affects even long-term survival and functional status

  No organ failure (n = 71) Single organ failure (n = 73) Multiple organ failure (n = 81)
Glasgow Outcome Score (percent)a    
   Good recovery 44 (62) 37 (51) 36 (44)
   Moderate disability 26 (37) 31 (42) 28 (35)
   Severe disability 1 (1) 4 (6) 14 (17)
   Persistent vegetative 0 1 (1) 3 (4)
Karnofsky Index b    
   30. Severely ill, hospitalized 0 2 2
   40. Disabled, requires special assistance 1 1 4
   50. Unable to work, requires much assistance 0 2 8
   60. Unable to work, in need of occasional help 2 0 7
   70. Unable to work, but able to look after self 11 14 11
   80. Continues most activities with some effort 15 24 17
   90. Minor symptoms and limits on activities 28 20 24
   100. No symptoms, no limits on activities 14 10 8
  1. ap < 0.001; exact (using Monte Carlo) linear by linear association test. bp < 0.001; logistic regression for Karnofsky Index above 60, adjusted for age and sex.