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Table 2 Outcomes of patients stratified into three groups based on boarding time

From: The association of duration of boarding in the emergency room and the outcome of patients admitted to the intensive care unit

Variables Group I (<6 h) N = 227 Group II (6–24 h) N = 358 Group III (>24 h) N = 355 P- value
ICU mortality - no. (%) 41 (18.1) 78 (21.8) 89 (25.2) 0.13
Hospital mortality - no. (%) 51(22.5) 104 (29.1) 132 (37.2) 0.0006
ICU LOS – (mean ± SD) 9.5 ± 10.2 9.8 ± 12.3 10.6 ± 10.5 0.0023
Hospital LOS – (mean ± SD) 26.7 ± 33 25.1 ± 27.5 21.5 ± 223.4 0.29
Ventilation duration -(mean ± SD) 5.9 ± 8.9 6.5 ± 8.1 10.6 ± 10.5 0.04
Total LOS(ICU + ER)- (mean ± SD) 9.6 ± 10.2 10.4 ± 12.3 14.3 ± 12.0 <0.0001
  1. ICU Intensive care unit, LOS Length of stay, ER Emergency room