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Characteristics and Outcomes of Elderly Patients Refused to ICU

Table 1

Clinical characteristics of the patients at first ICU.

Patients characteristicsAll patients evaluated for ICU admission ( )

Age*81 (78–85)
143 (42.8%)
 81–85 years126 (37.7%)
65 (19.5%)
Gender: male168 (50.3%)
Charlson Comorbidity Index*2 (1–3)
Comorbidity
 Low141 (42.5%)
 Medium90 (27.1%)
 High101 (30.4%)
Barthel Index*95 (65–100)
 Completely independent156 (49.7%)
 Mild dependence95 (30.3%)
 Moderate dependence34 (10.8%)
 Severe dependence10 (3.2%)
 Completely dependent19 (6.1%)
Functional dependence (Barthel Index < 60)63 (20.1%)
Cruz Roja Mental Scale
 Completely normal205 (65.1%)
 Light disorders of disorientation in time66 (21%)
 Disorientation in time35 (11.1%)
 Complete disorientation2 (6%)
 Complete mental disorder3 (1%)
 Dementia very evident4 (1.3%)
Severe mental incapacity (CRMS > 3)7 (2.09%)
APACHE II*15 (11–22)
SOFA*4 (1–7)

Data are shown as number (percent), except for those marked with *that are shown as median (P25–P75).

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