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Table 2 Distribution of most frequent diagnosis according to APACHE II score among delayed and immediate admission groups

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

Diagnostic category a Delayed admission Immediate admission P-value
  N % N %  
MVOSb - Cardiovascular 4 1.40% 5 4.00% 0.213
Diabetic ketoacidosis 4 1.40% 0 0.00% 0.421
MVOSb - Gastrointestinal 1 0.40% 3 2.40% 0.171
Intracranial hemorrhage 18 6.50% 6 4.80% 0.669
Congestive heart failure 5 1.80% 0 0.00% 0.307
Coronary artery disease 21 7.60% 11 8.90% 0.817
MVOSb - Neurologic 19 6.90% 14 11.30% 0.199
Multiple trauma 3 1.10% 3 2.40% 0.569
Postcardiac arrest 8 2.90% 5 4.00% 0.774
Gastrointestinal bleeding 2 0.70% 3 2.40% 0.355
Sepsis 172 62.30% 58 46.80% 0.005
Head trauma 6 2.20% 5 4.00% 0.471
  1. a Diagnostic categories of APACHE II system as originally described by Knaus et al.
  2. bMVOS, Major vital organ system.