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Table 2 Summary of outcome variables in the tracheostomy and translaryngeal tube groups

From: Prolonged mechanical ventilation in a respiratory-care setting: a comparison of outcome between tracheostomized and translaryngeal intubated patients

Variable Tracheostomy
(n = 985)
Translaryngeal tube
(n = 227)
P value
Length of stay (days)§ 82 (12, 806) 64 (1, 424) < 0.01*
RCC length of stay (days)§ 22 (0, 151) 14 (0, 151) < 0.01*
Total MV days§ 53 (8, 246) 41 (0, 216) < 0.01*
Weaned† 549 (55.74%) 136 (59.91%) 0.25
In-hospital mortality† 303 (30.76%) 102 (44.93%) < 0.01*
RCC mortality† 210 (69.31%) 69 (67.65%) 0.75
  1. Abbreviations: MV, mechanical ventilation; RCC, respiratory care center. Data are presented as number (%). *A statistically significant between-group difference (P < 0.05). † Compared with Student's t test. §Compared with the Wilcoxon rank-sum test.