Table 1.

Characteristics of Study Groups With Unscheduled Emergency ICU Admission

Previous Chronic ConditionPreviously Healthy
Number of admissions112 136 
Age (mo)*42 (187)28 (177)
Diagnosis for acute admission
 Medical94 (84%)83 (61%)
 Surgical18 (16%)25 (18%)
 Trauma0 (0%)28 (21%)
Health insurance
 Public69 (62%)56 (41%)
 Private38 (34%)65 (48%)
 None5 (4%)15 (11%)
ICU length of stay (days)*2.0 (9.3)2.0 (8.9; NS)
Post-ICU hospital stay (days)*3.0 (19.0)3.0 (10.1; NS)
MortalityNS
 Predicted9.0 (8.1%)13.6 (10.0%)
 Observed12 (10.7%)15 (11.0%)
  • * Median (90th percentile).

  • Number (%).

  • P < .05.

    NS indicates differences not significant.