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Table 3 Number and frequency of ICU admissions due to cardiac arrest and ICU readmissions

From: Introduction of Medical Emergency Teams in Australia and New Zealand: a multi-centre study

Outcome measure Year before MET introduction, mean (SD) Year after MET introduction, mean (SD) P value
Cardiac arrests admitted from ward to ICU per year 6.33 (5.29) 5.04 (5.52) 0.024
Rate of admitted ward cardiac arrests (events per 1,000 ICU admissions) 8.66 (4.45) 6.13 (4.70) 0.016
ICU readmissions per year following ICU discharge 28.22 (32.05) 29.18 (36) 0.91
ICU readmission rate (events per 1,000 ICU admissions) 36.00 (19.08) 34.98 (21.68) 0.74
  1. ICU, intensive care unit; MET, Medical Emergency Team; SD, standard deviation.
  2. Data from 29 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand for 12 months before and 12 months after MET service introduction.