Table 3

 Baseline performance of 16 ICUs on nine care and communication bundle measures*

IndicatorSuccessful performance on measure (%)†
*Performance in pilot testing of measures 1–9 was assessed in our prototype measure set in 16 ICUs in November 2005 using uniform specifications developed as described in the text and shown in tables 1 and 2.
†The denominator for indicators 1–4, 7, 8, and 9 is the total number of patients meeting the specified “time trigger” (admitted within the past 24 hours or length of stay >3 or >5 days). For indicators 5 and 6 the denominator is the total number of 4 hour intervals (for patients admitted within the past 24 hours).
(1) Medical decision maker61/87 (71%)
(2) Advance directive status56/78 (72%)
(3) Resuscitation status48/83 (58%)
(4) Information leaflet38/88 (43%)
(5) Regular pain assessment521/600 (87%)
(6) Optimal pain management411/482 (85%)
(7) Social work support55/90 (61%)
(8) Spiritual support33/88 (38%)
(9) Interdisciplinary family meeting34/85 (40%)