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Table 4 Outcomes in patients with daytime and nighttime Rapid Response Team activation

From: Impact of nighttime Rapid Response Team activation on outcomes of hospitalized patients with acute deterioration

  Daytime hours (0800–1659)
(n = 2656)
Nighttime hours (1700–0759)
(n = 3367)
Adjusted OR (95% CI) AdjustedP value
In-hospital mortality, n (%) 772 (29.6) 1061 (32.0) 1.34a (1.26–1.40) 0.02 a
Admitted to ICU, n (%) 760 (30.5) 948 (27.8) 1.40a (1.30–1.48) 0.02 b
Hospital length of stay, days, median (IQR) 14 (7–29) 14 (7–28)   0.92
Survivors discharged to home, n (%)b 903 (48.7) 1131 (48.0) 1.01a (0.91–1.07) 0.47
  1. ICU Intensive care unit
  2. aOR and P value were adjusted for age, sex, comorbidities, previous emergency department visits in the past year, previous hospital admissions in the past year, previous ICU admissions in the past year, total number of Rapid Response Team (RRT) calls, latency to RRT activation, laboratory values at the time of RRT activation, vital signs at the time of RRT activation, reason for RRT activation, and admitting service, using multivariate logistic regression
  3. bAnalysis includes only patients originally admitted from home
  4. Boldface font indicates statistical significance