Albumin v control for mortality in acutely ill patients*

Weighted event rates
Trial categoriesAlbumin v controlRR (95% CI)RRI (CI)
All19% v 17%1.11 (0.95 to 1.28)11% (-5 to 28)
Surgery or trauma12% v 11%1.12 (0.85 to 1.46)12% (-15 to 46)
Burns27% v 15%1.76 (0.97 to 3.17)76% (-3 to 217)
Hypoalbuminaemia15% v 10%1.59 (0.91 to 2.78)59% (-9 to 178)
High risk neonates24% v 20%1.19 (0.78 to 1.81)19% (-22 to 81)
RRR (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, and CI calculated from data in article. All meta-analyses were done using a fixed effects model.
Ascites27% v 29%0.93 (0.67 to 1.28) 7% (-28 to 33)
Other26% v 29%0.91 (0.67 to 1.22) 9% (-22 to 33)