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Table 4 Results of forward selection multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine patient characteristics of unexpected ICU transfer

From: Unexpected intensive care transfer of admitted patients with severe sepsis

Variable OR (95% CI) p
Lactate ≥4 (mmol/L) 2.0 (1.03, 3.73) 0.041
Nighttime admission (5 PM—7 AM) 1.9 (1.07, 3.33) 0.029
  1. OR are presented as odds of early escalation of care to the ICU