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Characteristics and Outcomes of Elderly Patients Refused to ICU

Table 5

Factors associated with ICU refusal.

Univariate analysis
Odds ratio (95% CI) value

Age1.07 (1.01–1.14)0.011
Sex (male)0.83 (0.52–1.43)0.568
APACHE II1.01 (0.98–1.04)0.414
SOFA0.93 (0.87–1.00)0.056
Charlson Comorbidity Score1.58 (1.33–1.89)0.000
Barthel Index0.97 (0.96–0.98)0.000
Cruz Roja Mental Scale2.12 (1.52–2.96)0.000
No beds available0.37 (1.13–0.99)0.040
Referral site
Reason for patient evaluation
 Cardiac arrest2.37 (0.94–5.92)0.061
 Cardiovascular0.48 (2.29–0.81)0.001
 Respiratory7.32 (3.09–1.32)0.000
 Neurologic2.72 (0.88–8.35)0.079
 Intoxications3.05 (0.67–13.91)0.150
 Digestive0.55 (0.06–4.98)0.591
 Surgical0.31 (0.04–2.55)0.270
 Infectious0.40 (0.18–0.87)0.020

Multivariate analysis
Odds ratio (95% CI) value

Age1.09 (1.01–1.17)0.018
Charlson Comorbidity Index1.58 (1.31–1.91)0.000
Barthel Index0.97 (0.96–0.98)0.000
No beds available0.26 (0.08–0.81)0.021

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