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Table 3 Mortality and TLDs across subgroups (weighed results)

From: Outcomes of ICU patients with and without perceptions of excessive care: a comparison between cancer and non-cancer patients

  Uncontrolled cancer (n = 117), % Controlled cancer(n = 270), % Without cancer (n = 1254), % p-value
28-day mortality
 < 2 PECS 24.8 22.6 17 0.02
 ≥ 2 PECs 63 57.4 59.6 0.60
Treatment limitation decisions
 < 2 PECS 10.5 5.2 6.0 0.12
 ≥ 2 PECs 28.7 27.7 34.7 0.09
1-year mortality
 < 2 PECS 58.4 45.8 30.4  < 0.001
 ≥ 2 PECs 87.0 80.2 83.2 0.29
Combined endpoint
 < 2 PECS 70.8 63.0 54.5 0.001
 ≥ 2 PECs 93.7 82.5 93.4  < 0.001
  1. PEC perceptions of excessive care, TLD treatment limitation decisions
  2. Combined endpoint: death, poor quality of life or not being at home
  3. Patients who were lost to follow-up are not included in this table
  4. A p-value of < 0.05 was considered statistically significant