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Table 3 Clinical outcomes comparing patients who underwent UE with mechanically ventilated controlsa

From: Risk factors and outcomes after unplanned extubations on the ICU: a case-control study

Outcome Patients
(n = 74)
Controls
(n = 296)
Mean difference
(95% CI)
P value
Mean ICU-LOS at index timeb, days 10 14 4 (0.68-8.34) 0.021
Mean ICU-LOS after UE, days 14 16 2 (3.20-7.36) 0.436
Mean length of total intubation time, days 23 29 6 (6.44-13.75) 0.074
Mean LOS ICU, days 24 30 6 (1.15-13.78) 0.097
Mean LOS hospital, days 43 48 5 (6.19-14.97) 0.413
ICU mortality, n (%) 13 (18) 80 (27) - 0.096
Hospital mortality, n (%) 14 (19) 95 (32) - 0.028
  1. aUE, unplanned extubation; ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay; bIndex time, sampling time for controls and time of UE for cases.