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Table 2 Outcome of the study population

From: Comparison between a nurse-led weaning protocol and weaning based on physician’s clinical judgment in tracheostomized critically ill patients: a pilot randomized controlled clinical trial

  Protocol group (n = 27) Control group (n = 38) p value
Discharged to the ward (all weaned) 21 (77%) 17(45%) 0.031*
Discharged to other ICU
Weaned 2 (7%) 2 (5%)  
Not weaned 1 (4%) 0 (0%)  
Discharged to rehabilitation
Weaned 1 (4%) 3 (8%)  
Not weaned 1 (4%) 14 (37%)  
Patients dead in the ICU 1 (4%) 2 (5%)  
ICU length of stay (days), mean (SD) 19.0 (7.5) 21.1 (9.2) 0.35
  1. ICU intensive care unit
  2. *p < 0.05 compared to protocol group