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Table 5 Survival and neurological outcome according to the level of post-resuscitation care, n (%)

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

Survival All
n = 221
Ward /Level 1 ICU (n = 44) Level 2 ICU (n = 138) Level 3 ICU (n = 39) p
90 days 62 (28.1) 11 (25.0) 39 (28.3) 12 (30.8) 0.56
1 year 53 (24.0) 8 (18.2) 33 (23.9) 12 (30.8) 0.18
CPC at 1 year      0.02
 1 23 (10.6) 0 15 (10.9) 8 (20.5)  
 2 14 (6.5) 4 (9.8) 7 (5.1) 3 (7.7)  
 3 12 (5.5) 1 (2.4) 10 (7.3) 1 (2.6)  
 4 0 0 0 0  
 5 168 (77.4) 36 (87.8) 105 (76.6) 27 (69.2)  
  1. ICU Intensive care unit, CPC cerebral performance category. P-value < 0.02 for CPC at 1 year indicates that there is significant difference between the groups in at least some of the categories (CPC 1–5) and there is a trend according to increasing level of care