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Table 2 Characteristics of initial RRS call in hematologic oncology and HCT patients

From: Outcomes of hospitalized hematologic oncology patients receiving rapid response system activation for acute deterioration

Variables All hematologic oncology patients (n = 401) HCT patients (n = 145)
Rapid response system activations during admission, median (IQR) 1 (1–1) 1 (1–1)
Time of initial RRS activation
 Activations during working hours (0800–1659) 190 (47.4) 73 (50.3)
Most recent vital signs
 Systolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean (SD) 118 (27) 120 (25)
 Diastolic blood pressure, mmHg, mean (SD) 70 (15) 71 (15)
 Heart rate, beats/min, mean (SD) 108 (29) 112 (28)
 Temperature, degrees Celsius, mean (SD) 37.0 (0.9) 37.1 (0.8)
 Oxygen saturation, %, median (IQR) 95 (93–97) 95 (93–97)
Most recent blood work
 White blood cell count, ×109/L, median (IQR) 4.7 (1.0–12.2) 1.9 (0.1–8.3)
 Hemoglobin, g/L, mean (SD) 95 (19) 91 (17)
 Platelets, ×109/L, mean (SD) 87 (102) 47 (65)
 Potassium, mmol/L, mean (SD) 4.0 (0.7) 3.9 (0.7)
 Creatinine, μmol/L, median (IQR) 83 (60–138) 76 (57–109)
 Urea, mmol/L, median (IQR) 7.4 (4.7–12.3) 6.7 (4.3–10.9)
 Lactate, mmol/L, median (IQR) 2.0 (1.5–3.1) 1.9 (1.5–3.2)
 Albumin, g/L, mean (SD) 24 (6) 24.2 (6.0)
 INR, median (IQR) 1.3 (1.1–1.4) 1.3 (1.1–1.4)
Active treatment 246 (61.3) 70 (48.3)
Neutropenia 154 (38.4) 70 (48.3)
Time to first RRS activation from onset of concerning symptoms/signs
 < 1 h 246 (61.3) 81 (55.9)
  1. Abbreviations: RRS rapid response system, SD standard deviation, IQR interquartile range, ICU intensive care unit