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Table 1 Patients refused for admission

From: Influence of ICU-bed availability on ICU admission decisions

  Centers with HBA Centers with LBA P
Proposal (nb) 823 779  
Age value ± SD 57.5 ± 19.4 61.5 ± 17.6 <0.001
Too well to benefit nb (%) 68 (8.3) 80 (10.3) 0.17
Too sick to benefit nb (%) 52 (6.3) 70 (9.0) 0.04
No bed available nb (%) 44 (5.3) 149 (19.1) <0.0001
  1. HBA high bed availability, LBA ICU low bed availability