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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population

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

Patient characteristic All Medical Acute surgery Planned surgery
n 30,712 17,122 9722 3868
Age (years)
 Mean (SD) 63.2 (18.2) 63.7 (18) 61.4 (19.3) 65.2 (15.4)
 Q1 52.4 53.4 48 57.2
 Median 66 66.5 64.7 67.5
 Q3 77.3 77.7 77 76.5
SAPS II
 Mean (SD) 36.8 (18.2) 38.6 (18.8) 36.9 (17.2) 29 (16)
 Q1 24 25 24.2 18
 Median 34 36 35 25
 Q3 47 49 47 37
Survival status (proportion)
 Died ICU 0.13 0.15 0.12 0.05
 Died ward 0.07 0.07 0.06 0.05
 Survived hospital 0.81 0.78 0.82 0.9
LOS ICU (days)
 Mean (SD) 4.3 (6.8) 4 (6.4) 5 (7.5) 3.8 (6.6)
 Q1 1.1 1 1.3 1.1
 Median 2 1.9 2.3 1.9
 Q3 4.3 4 5.2 3.4
  1. ICU intensive care unit, LOS length of stay, Q quartile, SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, SD standard deviation