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Table 1 Characteristics of the 189 participating ICUs

From: Symptoms of depression in ICU physicians

Annual number of admissions to the ICU* 600 ± 310
Mean duration of hospitalization in the ICU, days* 7.9 ± 2.6
SAPS II score on admission* 39 ± 5
ICU mortality, %* 19.3 ± 5.5
Staffing, patients per nurse, n 3.0 ± 0.6
No. of physicians in charge of the ICU 3.6 ± 2.2
No. of interns or residents per ICU 2.7 ± 2.0
No. of ICU beds the day of the survey 14 ± 7
  1. *Year 2003. Values are expressed as mean (±SD).