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Table 3 Odds ratios for the admission of the patient to the ICU

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

FactorPre-educationPost-education
OR (95% CI)p-valueOR (95% CI)p-value
Presence of haematological malignancy2.084 (1.257–3.454)0.0041.021 (0.582–1.789)0.943
Acute kidney failure0.694 (0.427–1.127)0.1400.803 (0.465–1.388)0.433
Age
 < 60 yearsreference reference 
 60–80 years0.576 (0.231–1.438)0.2370.584 (0.214–1.590)0.292
 > 80 years0.444 (0.142–1.394)0.1640.543 (0.153–1.931)0.346
BMI > 252.931 (1.008–8.526)0.0483.228 (0.950–10.969)0.060
Presence of COPD0.890 (0.560–1.414)0.6220.866 (0.538–1.393)0.553
Severity of Pancreatitis, measured by Ranson score [12]
 3–4Reference   
 5–60.054 (0.019–0.156)0.0000.129 (0.050–0.334)0.000
 7–80.664 (0.353–1.247)0.2030.626 (0.289–1.354)0.234
Previous history of liver disease0.633 (0.782–1.161)0.6331.000 (0.503–1.987)1.000
  1. The OR represents the average odd that the patient is likely to be not admitted to the ICU
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval, BMI body mass index, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease