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Research Article

Characteristics and Outcomes of Elderly Patients Refused to ICU

Table 2

Main reason for patient evaluation at first ICU triage.

Accepted to ICU
(57.7%)
Refused to ICU
(42.3%)
value accepted versus refused

Cardiac arrest10 (5.1%)10 (7.2%)0.433
Cardiovascular112 (57.4%)72 (51.8%)0.307
Respiratory8 (4.1%)22 (15.8%)0.000
Neurologic6 (3.1%)9 (6.5%)0.139
Intoxications3 (1.5%)4 (2.9%)0.400
Digestive4 (2.1%)2 (1.4%)0.678
Surgical7 (3.6%)2 (1.4%)0.231
Infectious43 (22.1%)14 (10.1%)0.004
Renal/genitourinary0 (0%)4 (2.9%)0.017
Others2 (1%)0 (0%)0.513

Data are shown as number (percentage).

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