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Table 1

From: Palliative Care Team Consultation: Circumstances Surrounding Patients Deaths At The Icu

Characteristics Death at ICU (n = 76) Death out of ICU (n = 367) p value
Age,y, median (SD) 62.17 (20.34) 66.27 (16.63) 0.102
Male sex, n (%) 41 (55.3) 205 (55.9) 0.858
Cancer diagnosis, n (%) 53 (69.7) 298 (81.2) 0.037
Conflicts, n (%) 27 (35.5) 74 (20.1) 0.006
Time from referral to PCT until death < 3 days, n (%) 21 (27.6) 90 (24.5) 0.671
Time from hospital admission until referral to PCT >14 days, n (%) 33 (43.4) 119 (32.4) 0.088
Receiving advanced support of life (mechanical ventilation or vasoactive drugs), n (%) 32 (42.1) 13 (3.5) < 0.001
Patients were in ICU when referral to PCT, n (%) 53 (69.7) 14 (3.8) < 0.001
With written directives of end-of-life care *, n (%) 53 (73.6) 311 (87.1) 0.006