Table 4

Patient outcome results

Open format ICU

1996-1998

(N = 230)

Closed format ICU

2003-2005

(N = 228)

P-value


Mortality

25.7%

15.8%

0.01


APACHE predicted mortality

18.6%

23.5%

0.03


Morbidity

48.7%

46.1%

0.6


Complications per patient (mean, sd)

1.67 (0.94)

2.09 (1.28)

< 0.01


Cardiopulmonary complications

21.8%

25.9%

0.32


Mortality due to cardio- pulmonary complications

12.2%

8.3%

0.02


Values are percentages unless indicated otherwise. ICU: Intensive Care Unit; sd: standard deviation.

van der Sluis et al. BMC Surgery 2011 11:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-11-18

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