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Table 7 Setting of care in university and non-university hospitals

From: Outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in university and non-university hospitals in Germany

  University hospital Non-university hospital p value
Number of hospitals 18 (22.5) 62 (77.5)  
Number of participating ICUs 33 (34.7) 62 (65.3)  
Beds per hospital 1275 (1189–1444) 367 (280–526) <0.001
Beds per ICU 13 (10–16) 9 (7–12) 0.001
ICU size category
 < 5/<8/ <14/ ≥14 beds per ICU 4 (12.1)/3 (9.1)/9 (27.3)/17 (51.5) 18 (29)/21 (33.9)/18 (29)/5 (8.1) <0.001
Total number of all ICU beds 465 (43.2) 612 (56.8)  
ICU specialization    <0.001
 Surgical/medical 6 (18.2) 41 (66.1)  
 Medical 8 (24.2) 6 (9.7)  
 Surgical 16 (48.5) 15 (24.2)  
 Neurological 3 (9.1) 0  
Number of all ICU patients 2994 (39.7) 4546 (60.3)  
 Patients per ICU 74 (51–106) 74 (49–98) 0.47
 Patients per ICU bed 5.8 (4.4–8.0) 7.7 (5.2–9.6) 0.04
Number of ventilated patients 558 (54.3) 470 (45.7)  
 Ventilated patients per ICU 14 (8–23) 6 (4–10) <0.001
 Ventilated patients per ICU bed 1.0 (0.7–1.5) 0.7 (0.5–1.0) 0.002
% ventilated patients in all ICUs 19 (12–27) 10 (6–15) <0.001
  1. Data presented as n (%) or median (interquartile range)
  2. ICU intensive care unit