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Table 2 Outcomes for patients by year

From: An intensivist-led tracheostomy review team is associated with shorter decannulation time and length of stay: a prospective cohort study

  All 2003 2004 2005 2006
Hospital length of staya 39 (26–60.5) 42 (29–73) 45 (27–65) 40 (25–59) 34.5 (26–53)
Length of stay after ICUa 21 (11.5–40) 30 (13–52) 25.5 (12.5–40) 20 (11–40) 19 (10–34)
ICU length of stay 11 (7.5–16) 10 (7–16) 11 (7.5–15) 10 (7–17) 11 (8–16)
Time to tracheostomy 5 (3–7) - 5 (3–8) 5 (4–7) 5 (4–6)
Decannulation timeb 9 (4–20) 14 (7–31) 9 (4.5–26) 10 (4–20) 7 (3–17)
Decannulation to discharge 12 (5–20) 12 (6–20) 13 (7–20) 12.5 (5–24) 9 (3.5–18.5)
Decannulated 241 (86) 33 (80) 48 (80) 80 (84) 80 (95)
Not decannulated 39 (14) 8 (20) 13 (20) 15 (16) 4 (5)
Discharge less than 43 daysa 156 (55.7) 21 (51) 28 (47) 52 (55) 55 (66)
Decannulated and less than 43 daysa 131 (54) 16 (49) 20 (42) 42 (53) 53 (66)
  1. Data are presented as median time in days (interquartile range) or as number (percentage). Hyphen indicates data not available. aP < 0.05 for trend; bP < 0.01 for trend. ICU, intensive care unit.