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Table 2 Evolution of distributions according to specialty, percentage of complications, mean mortality rate and presence of co-morbidities

From: The implementation of the Medical Regulation Office and Mobile Emergency Attendance System and its impact on the gravity profile of non-traumatic afflictions treated in a University Hospital: a research study

Variables May 1996 May 2001 P 95% CI
1. Clinical areas
   Internal medicine 260.0 284.0 <0.01 (0.04; 0.17)
   Surgery 107.0 79.0 0.11 (-0.01; 0.09)
   Neurology 107.0 69.0 0.01 (0.01; 0.10)
2. Mortality rate observed (%)*
   Overall 6.1 12.2 <0.01 (0.08; 0.31)
   Internal medicine 5.0 11.6 0.10 (-0.01; 0.17)
   Surgery 5.6 8.8 0.41 (-0.07; 0.18)
   Neurology 9.3 18.8 0.14 (-0.07; 0.47)
3. Presence of co-morbidities (%)
   Overall 66.6 77.0 <0.01 (0.04; 0.16)
   Internal medicine 73.4 80.9 0.04 (0.01; 0.14)
   Surgery 47.6 64.5 0.03 (0.02; 0.31)
   Neurology 69.1 75.3 0.47 (-0.19; 0.07)
4. Percentage of complications observed during the hospital stay
   Overall 11.9 31.0 <0.01 (0.13; 0.24)
   Internal medicine 13.4 31.3 <0.01 (0.10; 0.24)
   Surgery 8.6 21.5 0.02 (0.02; 0.22)
   Neurology 31.7 36.2 0.65 (-0.19; 0.09)
TOTAL 474.0 432.0 --- ---
  1. 95% CI, 95% confidence interval
  2. *Value of P and 95% CI are results expressed after adjustments done by the APACHE II score index, using the multiple logistic regression analysis.