Table 3

Activity for admissions with community-acquired pneumonia, overall and by year of admission: 1995 to 1999 versus 2000 to 2004

All admissions

Admissions 1995 to 1999

Admissions 2000 to 2004

P value


Length of stay prior to admission to the CMP unit, days

2 (0–7)

1 (0–6)

2 (0–7)

<0.001

Length of stay in CMP unit, days

Survivors

6 (3–14)

6 (3–13)

6 (3–14)

0.871

Non-survivors

4 (1–10)

4 (1–11)

4 (1–9)

0.098

Total length of stay in hospitala, days

Survivors

30 (17–53)

28 (16–51)

31 (17–55)

<0.001

Non-survivors

12 (4–26)

12 (4–27)

12 (4–26)

0.749


Values are median (interquartile range). aExcluding readmissions within the same hospital stay. CMP, Case Mix Programme.

Woodhead et al. Critical Care 2006 10(Suppl 2):S1   doi:10.1186/cc4927

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