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Table 1 Study patient characteristics

From: The impact of adverse events in the intensive care unit on hospital mortality and length of stay

Characteristics N = 207
Female 75 (36%)
Median Age (25th – 75th %ile) 66 (54 – 75)
Median Glasgow Coma Scale (25th – 75th %ile) 8 (6 – 11)
Median Probability of Death (25th – 75th %ile)* 31 (13 – 62)
Charlson Index  
   0 62 (30%)
   1 92 (44%)
   2 39 (19%)
   3 14 (7%)
Admitting Service  
   Medicine 86 (42%)
   Surgery 121 (58%)
Diabetes  
   without end organ damage 19 (9%)
   with end organ damage 9 (4%)
Indication for ICU admission  
   Medical 131 (63%)
   Post operative (scheduled) 33 (16%)
   Post operative (unscheduled) 19 (9%)
   Trauma 24 (12%)
Ventilation required in first ICU day 160 (81%)
Location prior to ICU admission  
   ER 79 (38%)
   OR 60 (29%)
   Hospital floor 31 (15%)
   Outside hospital 19 (9%)
   Intermediate care unit 11 (5%)
   Other 7 (3%)
  1. *Probability of death calculated according to the New Simplified Acute Physiology Score [7].
  2. Intermediate care = Medical and surgical step down units and the Post-anaesthetic care unit. Unless otherwise indicated, the number and percentage of patients with characteristic is presented.
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