Table 2

Outcome of the two patient populations

Control %Protocol %p Value
Crude mortality51.427.00.02
Predicted mortality (APACHE)
 Mean (95% CI)47.8 (39.6 to 55.9)42.9 (34.4 to 51.3)0.50
Mortality—ICU patients data complete51.529.0
Standardised mortality ratio (95% CI)1.1 (0.7 to 1.6)0.7 (0.4 to 1.2)0.19
ICU length of stay—survivors (days)
 Median (IQ range)8.0 (3.5 to 11.0)7.0 (2.0 to 11.5)0.87
  • APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; ICU, intensive care unit; IQ, interquartile.