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Table 1

From: Unexpected ward deaths: preventable?

2188 patients UD (N = 177) NUD (n = 2011) P value
Gender (male) 112 (63%) 1193 (59%) ns ns
Age (Moy/Med) 73/76 74/77 ns ns
Lenght of stay (Moy/Med) 14/6 19/12   
Nursing presence 82 (46%) 740 (37%) 0,012 6,3
Relative presence 8 (4,5%) 1066 (53%) p < 0,0001 153
Pulmonary embolism 12 (7%) 39 (2%) p < 0,0001 16,7
Procedure complications 14 (8%) 27 (1,4%) p < 0,0001 38,2
Cancer 32 (18%) 865 (43%) p < 0,0001 41,8
Infectious complications 40 (22%) 687 (34%) 0,001 9,8