Research Article

Vital Signs Directed Therapy for the Critically Ill: Improved Adherence to the Treatment Protocol Two Years after Implementation in an Intensive Care Unit in Tanzania

Table 3

Patient characteristics.

n (%) N = 18

Females9 (50.0)
Age, median (range)50.0 (21–75)
Days in ICU, median (range)3 (0–23)
Died in-hospital7 (38.9)
Diagnosis type
Elective surgery10 (55.6)
Acute surgery1 (5.6)
Trauma/burn/foreign body3 (16.7)
Obstetrics1 (5.6)
Internal medicine/infection2 (11.1)
Unknown1 (5.6)

ICU: intensive care unit.