Table 1

Subject characteristics

CharacteristicsBaseline group (N=94)RTDAT protocol group
(treatment group)
(N=263)
Age, median (IQR) year71 (56–82)79 (68–85)P=0.01*
Intensice Care Unit (ICU) LOS, median (IQR) day4 (2–7)4.5 (2.25–9)P=0.42
Hospital LOS, median (IQR) day11.5 (7–20)17 (9.5–25.75)P=0.01*
Male, N (n%)56 (59.57)137 (52.09)P=0.11
Admission diagnosis, N (n%)P<0.01*
Ischaemic stroke81 (86.17)186 (70.72)
Haemorrhagic stroke13 (13.83)54 (20.53)
Aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage023 (8.75)
Unplanned ICU readmissions, NP=0.12
 Respiratory-related causes2214
 Other causes143
Rapid response alerts, N94/65530/263P=0.29
Discharge destination, N (n%)P<0.01*
 Home24 (25.53)83 (31.56)
 IPR17 (18.09)95 (36.12)
 SNF25 (26.60)31 (11.79)
 LTAC2 (2.13)2 (0.76)
 Hospice/death25 (26.60)49 (18.63)
 Transfer to other hospitals1 (1.06)3 (1.14)
Composite outcome, N (n%)P<0.01*
Good (home +IPR)41 (43.62)178 (67.68)
Bad (rest)53 (56.38)85 (32.32)
  • *P (two tailed) <0.05 is considered statistically significant.

  • IPR, inpatient rehab facility; LOS, length of stay; LTAC, long-term acute care hospital; SNF, skilled nursing facility.