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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics before and after implementation of tele-education program

From: Impact of weekly case-based tele-education on quality of care in a limited resource medical intensive care unit

Characteristics Before After P value
Year 2015 2016 2017  
Number of patients 667 595 633  
Age 63.4 ± 16.2 62.2 ± 16.6 63.2 ± 0.37 0.238a
Male 365 (54.7%) 394 (66.2%) 387 (61%) < 0.01b
Mechanically ventilated (invasive + noninvasive) 233 (34.9%) 162 (27.2%) 159 (25.1%) < 0.01b
Vasopressor 246 (36.9%) 241 (40.5%) 244 (38.5%) 0.418b
Diagnosis-related group (DRG) 3.5 ± 0.25 3.2 ± 0.13 3.09 ± 0.24 < 0.01a
  1. aANOVA test
  2. bPearson χ2 test