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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 4

Adherence to the Vital Signs Directed Therapy Protocol immediately after implementation [12] and two years after implementation.

Immediately after implementation (12)Two years after implementation value

All danger signs16.6% (n = 1299)
(95% CI 14.7–18.7%)
29.8% (n = 289)
(95% CI 24.7–35.2%)
<0.001
 Systolic blood pressure35.0% (n = 306)42.9% (n = 84)0.184
 Heart rate17.1% (n = 549)40.4% (n = 114)<0.001
 Oxygen saturation16.0% (n = 25)0% (n = 1)
 Conscious level(n = 0)100% (n = 3)
 Respiratory rate2.6% (n = 419)1.1% (n = 87)0.701
All, except heart rate, danger signs16.3% (n = 750)22.9% (n = 175)0.039

Calculated with the chi-squared test, calculated with Fisher’s exact test. CI confidence interval.

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