Evid Based Nurs 7:53 doi:10.1136/ebn.7.2.53
  • Treatment

Ethics consultations reduced hospital, ICU, and ventilation days in patients who died before hospital discharge in the ICU

Ethics consultations v usual care for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) who died before hospital discharge*

Outcomes Mean change from baseline to death in hospital Difference in mean change from baseline to death in hospital P value
Ethics consultation Usual care
*Data were analysed using non-parametric permutation.
Hospital days 8.66 11.62 −2.95 0.01
ICU days 6.42 7.86 −1.44 0.03
Ventilation days 6.52 8.22 −1.70 0.03

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