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Fig. 1 | Critical Care

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From: Costs and expected gain in lifetime health from intensive care versus general ward care of 30,712 individual patients: a distribution-weighted cost-effectiveness analysis

Fig. 1

Short-term survival benefit of admission to the ICU versus the general ward: assumptions. SAPS II versus risk of death if admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) or general ward (base case). Multiple grey lines represent the range of modified SAPS II models used in the analysis of uncertainty. For a given SAPS II, the vertical distance between the two lines represents the absolute short-term survival benefit of ICU admission compared to general ward care. For example, a sepsis patient with a predicted hospital mortality of 40% with treatment in the ICU would be attributed an absolute mortality reduction of 42% from admission (indicated by arrow, corresponding relative risk ratio = 0.49). The mountain-like grey shape at the bottom shows the distribution of patients according to SAPS II

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