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Table 1 Variables in the clinical vignettes

From: Program on high value cost-conscious education in intensive care: Educational program on prediction of outcome and cost awareness on Intensive Care admission

All cases

Presence of haematological malignancy


Acute kidney failure



< 60 years/ 60–80 years/ > 80 years


< 20 / 20–25 / > 25

Community acquired pneumonia

Presence of COPD

Absent / mild / severe

Severity of Pneumonia (measured CURB −65 score)

CURB-65 score 0–1 / 2 / 3–5

Acute Pancreatitis

Presence of chronic liver disease

Absent/ Liver cirrhosis Child Pugh A/ B/ C

Severity of pancreatitis, measured by Ranson score

Ranson Score 3–4/ 5–6/ 7–8


Type of ARDS

Primary/ Secondary

Severity of ARDS

None/ Mild/ Moderate/ Severe

Cardiac arrest

First rhythm

Shockable (VF/ VT)/ Non-shockable (PEA/ Asystole)

Location of arrest

Out of hospital cardiac arrest/ In hospital cardiac arrest

Delay until start CPR

< 3 min/ > 3 min

  1. BMI body mass index, COPDchronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CURB-65 score confusion, urea, respiratory rate and blood pressure- score, ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome, VF ventricular fibrillation, VT ventricular tachycardia, PEA pulseless electric activity, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation