Table 1

Demographic and clinical admission data for ICU survivors enrolled in the QI project (Pre-QI data is included for comparison)a

Pre-QIImprovement Cycle 1Improvement Cycle 2
January to March2012
(n=16)
2013
(n=19)
2014
(n=24)
2015
(n=22)
2016
(n=19)
Age (years)63.8 (9.0)55.8 (13.2)59.3 (17.3)60.5 (12.8)59.7 (15.0)
Gender (M:F), n8:811:814:1016:610:9
BMI26.6 (7.8)25.9 (9.2)25.5 (5.1)27.1 (4.6)23.5 (3.4)
APACHE II score23.2 (5.7)20.1 (6.7)19.6 (6.2)19.0 (8.6)17.9 (5.8)
CCI1.6 (0.9)0.9 (1.1)1.3 (2.1)0.9 (1.0)1.0 (1.7)
Admission type (n (%))
  • Respiratory medicine

  • Renal medicine

  • Hepatology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Cardiology

  • Haemotology

  • Trauma

  • Surgical

  •  

  • 16 (100%)

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  •  

  • 14 (74%)

  • 0

  • 4 (21%)

  • 0

  • 1 (5%)

  • 0

  • 0

  • 0

  •  

  • 18 (76%)

  • 1 (4%)

  • 2 (8%)

  • 0

  • 2 (8%)

  • 0

  • 1 (4%)

  • 0

  •  

  • 14 (65%)

  • 1 (4%)

  • 1 (4%)

  • 0

  • 5 (23%)

  • 1 (4%)

  • 0

  • 0

  •  

  • 10 (53%)

  • 1 (5%)

  • 1 (5%)

  • 2 (11%)

  • 4 (21%)

  • 0

  • 1 (5%)

  • 0

  • aBMI: Body Mass Index. APACHE II: Acute Physiological and Chronic Health Evaluation II (20). CCI: Charlson Comorbidity Index (21), ICU: Intensive Care Unit. (APACHE II score reflects the severity of disease on admission to intensive care. CCI indicates the burden of existing comorbidities).

  • Data are expressed as mean (standard deviation), unless otherwise indicated.