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Table 1 General characterisation of the total number of admissions in the participating units

From: Reducing mortality in severe sepsis with the implementation of a core 6-hour bundle: results from the Portuguese community-acquired sepsis study (SACiUCI study)

  Type of hospital Type of ICU Number of beds Total of ICU admissions n (%) ICU LOS (median; IQR) SAPS II (median; IQR) CAS patients n (%)
Unit 1 Community Medical 5 203 (5) 5 (2 - 9) 44 (33 - 60) 54 (27)
Unit 2 University Mixed 6 177 (4) 6 (3 - 14) 38 (29 - 53) 22 (12)
Unit 3 Community Mixed 6 253 (6) 4 (2 - 9) 37 (27 - 49) 76 (30)
Unit 4 Community Medical 6 237 (6) 6 (4 - 11) 43 (32 - 56) 52 (22)
Unit 5 University Mixed 5 124 (3) 5 (2 - 10) 45 (33 - 57) 22 (18)
Unit 6 Community Mixed 8 291 (7) 6 (3 - 12) 43 (34 - 53) 63 (22)
Unit 7 University Mixed 12 347 (8) 6 (3 - 12) 43 (32 - 52) 149 (43)
Unit 8 University Mixed 12 300 (7) 10 (4 - 18) 50 (39 - 63) 28 (9)
Unit 9 Community Mixed 11 331 (8) 3 (2 - 5) 37 (31 - 50) 0 (0)
Unit 10 University Mixed 20 494 (12) 10 (6 - 19) 43 (33 - 53) 106 (21)
Unit 11 Community Mixed 8 255 (6) 7 (4 - 13) 33 (24 - 43) 45 (18)
Unit 12 University Medical 8 272 (7) 6 (3 - 13) 41 (28 - 56) 79 (29)
Unit 13 Community Mixed 4 127 (3) 5 (3 - 11) 49 (33 - 58) 29 (23)
Unit 14 University Mixed 11 366 (9) 6 (4 - 12) 45 (34 - 60) 96 (26)
Unit 15 University Medical 8 166 (4) 7 (3 - 12) 48 (36 - 57) 41 (25)
Unit 16 Community Mixed 6 82 (2) 3 (2 - 9) 26 (18 - 40) 8 (10)
Unit 17 University Medical 14 117 (3) 10 (3 - 24) 53 (39 - 67) 27 (23)
TOTAL   17 150 4142 (100) 6 (3 - 13) 42 (31 - 55) 897 (22)
  1. CAS: community-acquired sepsis; LOS: length of stay; IQR: interquartile range; SAPS: Simplified Acute Physiological Score.