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Table 3 Clinical outcomes and length of stay in perioperative HDU and in hospital

From: Effect of insulin infusion line on glycaemic variability in a perioperative high dependency unit (HDU): a prospective randomised controlled trial

Parameters Standard infusion line (n = 86) Optimised infusion line (n = 86) P value
Length of stay in HDU in days 6.2 ± 3.8 5.0 (4.0–7.0) 6.8 ± 5.6 5.0 (4.0–7.0) 0.65#
Length of stay in hospital in days 17.2 ± 12.5 13.0 (11.0–19.0) 21.0 ± 16.2 14.0 (11.0–25.0) 0.12#
Use of vasoactive drugs, n (%) 22 (28.2) 27 (34.2) 0.42Ɨ
Transfers to ICU, n (%) 2 (2.6) 5 (6.3) 0.44Ɨ
Deaths, n (%) 3 (3.8) 6 (7.3) 0.50Ɨ
Complications, number of patients with at least one complication, n (%) 50 (62.5) 57 (69.5) 0.35Ɨ
  1. Values are expressed as mean ± SD and median (interquartile range) unless otherwise indicated
  2. #Mann–Whitney U test
  3. ƗChi-square test