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Table 3 Secondary and tertiary PACU and ICU admissions

From: Efficiency and efficacy of planning and care on a post-anesthesia care unit: a retrospective cohort study

Readmission

Total cohort (N = 479)

PACU: planned/admitted (Group I)

(n = 342)

PACU: planned/not admitted (Group II)

(n = 71)

PACU: not planned/admitted instead of general ward

(Group III-a)

(n = 56)

PACU: not planned/admitted instead of ICU (Group III-b)

(n = 10)

Secondary admission

28

19

3

4

2

 PACU

3

2

0

1

0

 ICU

25

17

3

3

2

Tertiary admission

3

3

0

0

0

 PACU

1

1

0

0

0

 ICU

2

2

0

0

0

Total (% of total group number)

31 (6%)

22 (6%)

3 (4%)

4 (7%)

2 (20%)