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Characteristics and Outcomes of Elderly Patients Refused to ICU

Table 4

Baseline characteristics of patients who were candidates to ICU.

Patients admitted to UCI
(68.9%)
Patients refused to ICU
(31.0%)
value

Age*81 (78–84)82 (79–85)0.012
 >75–80 years93 (47.7%)29 (33%)
 81–85 years66 (33.8%)38 (43.2%)
 >85 36 (18.5%)21 (23.9%)
Gender: male97 (49.7%)47 (53.4%)0.568
Charlson Comorbidity Index*1 (0–2)3 (2–4)0.000
Comorbidity0.000
 Low101 (52.1%)18 (20.5%)
 Medium53 (27.3%)24 (27.3%)
 High40 (20.6%)46 (52.3%)
Barthel Index*100.0 (85–100)67.5 (40–100)0.000
 Completely independent95 (48.7%)27 (30.7%)
 Mild dependence65 (33.3%)23 (26.1%)
 Moderate dependence11 (5.6%)18 (20.5%)
 Severe dependence2 (1%)6 (6.8%)
 Completely dependent22 (11.3%)14 (15.9%)
Functional dependence (Barthel Index < 60)35 (17.9%)38 (43.2%)0.000
Cruz Roja Mental Scale0.001
 Completely normal132 (74.6%)40 (46.0%)
 Light disorders of disorientation in time29 (16.4%)28 (32.2%)
 Disorientation in time16 (9.0%)13 (14.9%)
 Complete disorientation0 (0%)2 (2.3%)
 Complete mental disorder0 (0%)3 (3.4%)
 Dementia very evident0 (0%)1 (1.1%)
Severe mental incapacity (CRMS > 3)0 (0%)4 (5.6%)0.004
APACHE II*17 (11–23)17 (11–24)0.660
SOFA*5 (1–8.25)4 (2–6)0.301

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

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