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Table 2 Modalities of ICU admission and hospital mortality

From: Direct admission to the intensive care unit from the emergency department and mortality in critically ill hematology patients

Characteristics Overall cohort (N = 1008) Status at hospital discharge Missing data
Alive (n = 613) Dead (n = 395)
Days between hospitalization and first call to intensivist, median [IQR] 4 [0–17] 2 [0–14] 7 [1–21] 44
Days between first call to intensivist and ICU admission, median [IQR] 0 [0–0] 0 [0–0] 0 [0–0] 5
ICU admission requested by, n (%) 12
 Emergency physician 219 (22.0) 150 (24.7) 69 (17.7)  
 Other 777 (78.0) 456 (75.2) 321 (82.3)  
Experience of the physician requesting ICU, n (%) 25
 Senior physician 651 (66.2) 387 (64.3) 264 (69.3)  
 Fellow 170 (17.3) 112 (18.6) 58 (15.2)  
 Resident/intern 162 (16.5) 103 (17.1) 59 (15.5)  
Number of calls before ICU admission, n (%) 151
 1 752 (87.7) 474 (88.9) 278 (85.8)  
 ≥ 2 105 (12.3) 59 (11.1) 46 (14.2)  
Direct ICU admission from the ED, n (%) 266 (26.4) 182 (29.7) 84 (21.3) 0
ICU length of stay, median [IQR], days 5 [2–11] 5 [2–9] 5 [2–13] 0
Hospital length of stay, median [IQR], days 28 [13–47] 29 [16–47] 25 [9–47] 39
Death at ICU discharge, n (%) 279 (27.7) 0 (0) 279 (70.6) 0
  1. ED emergency department, ICU intensive care unit, IQR interquartile range