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Table 2 Clinical management within the first day of hospitalization

From: Early management of sepsis in medical patients in rural Thailand: a single-center prospective observational study

TherapyAll patients
(N = 3716)
General ward
(N = 3089)
ICU
(N = 627)
P value
Antibiotic, n (%)3308 (89%)2703 (88%)605 (96%)< 0.001
Blood culture, n (%)3136 (84%)2573 (83%)563 (90%)< 0.001
Urinary catheterization, n (%)2457 (66%)1851 (60%)606 (97%)< 0.001
Acute dialysis, n (%)33 (0.9%)17 (0.6%)16 (3%)< 0.001
Adrenergic agent, n (%)1606 (43%)1165 (38%)441 (70%)< 0.001
Mechanical ventilation, n (%)1150 (31%)650 (21%)500 (79%)< 0.001
  1. Management of general ward and ICU patients was compared using Mann-Whitney U test for continuous variables and chi-squared or exact tests for categorical variables
  2. ICU intensive care unit