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Table 4 Post-resuscitation care in treatment groups, n (%)

From: Factors determining level of hospital care and its association with outcome after resuscitation from pre-hospital pulseless electrical activity

  All n = 221 Ward /Level 1 ICU (n = 44) Level 2 ICU (n = 138) Level 3 ICU (n = 39) p
TTM 9 (4.1) 0 0 9 (23.1) < 0.01
CAG
< 48 h
13 (5.9)
7 (3.2)
1 (2.3)
0
9 (6.5)
4 (2.9)
3 (7.7)
3 (7.7)
0.69
CABG 6 (2.7) 1 (2.3) 4 (2.9) 1 (2.6) 0.93
Time on ventilator (h) 18 (4–41) 3 (0–12) 20 (6–46) 35 (18–67) < 0.01
Brain CT 110 (50.5) 14 (31.8) 72 (53.3) 24 (61.5) 0.01
NSE 64 (29.4) 2 (4.5) 49 (36.3) 13 (33.3) < 0.01
Prognostication      < 0.01
 < 24 h 87 (61.7) 29 (93.5) 51 (54.8) 7 (41.2)  
 24-72 h 36 (25.5) 2 (6.5) 26 (28.0) 8 (47.1)  
 > 72 h 18 (12.8) 0 16 (17.2) 2 (11.8)  
  1. ICU intensive care unit, TTM targeted temperature management, CAG coronary angiography, CABG Coronary artery bypass graft surgery, CT computer tomography, NSE neuron specific enolase. Time on ventilator is presented as median (IQR). Probability tests used are explained in Methods section. P-value < 0.01 for prognostication indicates that there is significant difference between the groups in at least one of the prognostication time categories and there is a trend according to increasing level of care