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Table 1 Study population in the 43 participating ICUs

From: Withholding or withdrawal of treatment under French rules: a study performed in 43 intensive care units

ICU Hospital ICU beds, N ICU admissions, N Mean age, years Mean SAPS II In-ICU death rate, % WhWd patients, N (% admissions) Wh/Wd patients N/N Discharged alive from the ICU after WhWd, N (% WhWd)
1 General 12 48 58 35 10 4 (8) 1/3 1 (25)
2 General 10 48 68 49 21 4 (8) 2/2 2 (50)
3 General 8 49 64 45 24 2 (4) 0/2 1 (50)
4 General 12 63 67 48 22 12 (19) 1/11 0 (0)
5 University 9 71 52 39 17 7 (10) 0/7 0 (0)
6 General 8 78 62 39 19 17 (22) 14/3 6 (35)
7 General 12 83 70 47 31 25 (30) 11/14 5 (20)
8 General 10 86 64 44 19 15 (17) 11/4 4 (27)
9 General 8 87 66 44 20 16 (18) 14/2 4 (25)
10 General 8 89 63 44 21 18 (20) 9/9 5 (28)
11 University 15 96 61 44 23 12 (13) 5/7 2 (17)
12 General 10 96 64 47 20 12 (13) 5/7 4 (33)
13 General 12 99 61 48 21 7 (7) 1/6 1 (14)
14 General 12 102 64 52 26 26 (25) 17/9 12 (46)
15 University 15 106 65 48 19 21 (20) 2/19 1 (5)
16 General 12 109 68 46 20 10 (9) 2/8 1 (10)
17 General 17 111 61 50 30 26 (23) 15/11 10 (38)
18 University 15 112 57 55 35 18 (16) 7/11 4 (22)
19 University 15 118 59 46 25 20 (17) 5/15 3 (15)
20 General 12 119 58 38 15 23 (19) 11/12 8 (35)
21 General 10 121 60 40 17 21 (17) 14/7 3 (14)
22 University 14 123 66 54 33 23 (19) 8/15 4 (17)
23 University 12 125 50 26 21 17 (14) 2/15 0 (0)
24 General 14 126 61 51 29 18 (14) 1/17 0 (0)
25 General 12 129 63 39 21 16 (12) 3/13 2 (13)
26 University 26 132 56 39 18 16 (12) 7/9 8 (50)
27 General 15 132 61 49 22 10 (8) 4/6 1 (10)
28 General 10 135 69 48 15 6 (4) 3/3 2 (33)
29 General 18 135 63 51 23 27 (20) 9/18 9 (33)
30 General 16 141 66 55 31 27 (19) 23/4 7 (26)
31 General 12 152 65 51 31 38 (25) 23/15 14 (37)
32 General 23 154 58 46 21 16 (10) 7/9 7 (44)
33 University 12 156 59 40 12 20 (13) 9/11 6 (30)
34 General 22 156 64 51 20 36 (23) 20/16 16 (44)
35 University 15 159 58 38 14 12 (8) 9/3 2 (17)
36 University 22 171 59 45 25 19 (11) 6/13 0 (0)
37 University 11 181 69 28 8 9 (5) 3/6 4 (44)
38 University 20 182 57 44 16 24 (13) 7/17 8 (33)
39 General 18 183 65 46 23 19 (10) 8/11 2 (11)
40 General 25 224 62 42 20 34 (15) 5/29 2 (6)
41 General 18 240 60 41 18 28 (12) 13/15 7 (25)
42 University 15 266 59 35 11 15 (6) 13/2 6 (40)
43 University 24 296 61 45 13 31 (10) 14/17 9 (29)
  All 616 5589     777 (14) 344/433 193(25)
  1. SAPS Simplified Acute Physiology Score, WhWd withhold or withdraw treatment, ICU intensive care unit