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Table 1 Study sample characteristics at ICU admission

From: Impact of delayed admission to intensive care units on mortality of critically ill patients: a cohort study

Patient characteristics Delayed admission (n= 276) Immediate admission (n= 125) P-value
Male sex (n and %) 153 55.4 77 61.6 0.295
Age (years) (median and IQR) 61 42 to 72 60 43 to 73 0.913
Emergency departmenta (n and %) 176 63.8 90 72.0 0.133
Length of hospital stay before ICU admission (days) (median and IQR) 2 1-6 0 0-1 0.002
Mechanical ventilation on first ICU day (n and %) 172 62.3 78 62.4 0.924
Mechanical ventilation before ICU (n and %) 155 56.2 69 55.2 0.944
Vasoactive drug use at first ICU day (n and %) 151 54.7 60 48.4 0.242
Co-morbidities (n and %) 70 25.4 13 10.4 <0.001
TISS 28 D1 (median and IQR) 22 17 to 27 22 17 to 26 0.977
TISS 28 at dischargeb (median and IQR) 15 13 to 17 15 13 to 17 0.390
APACHE II (median and IQR) 26 16.5 to 33 25 16 to 31 0.452
ICU length of stay (median and IQR) 5.0 2.0 to 10.5 4.0 2.0 to 10.0 0.519
Hospital length of stay (median and IQR)c 14.0 8.0 to 28.0 16.0 7.0 to 31.0 0.803
  1. a Emergency department room and emergency department ward.
  2. b ICU survivors.
  3. c Total hospital length of stay.
  4. IQR, interquartile range; TISS 28 D1, TISS 28 in the first day of ICU stay.