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Table 1 Characteristics of patients admitted to resuscitation and ICUs for COPD exacerbation in France over 24 months (2014-2015)

From: Association between increased mortality and bronchial fibroscopy in intensive care units and intermediate care units during COPD exacerbations: an analysis of the 2014 and 2015 National French Medical-based Information System Databases (PMSI)

Patient characteristics Without fibroscopy
n = 11905
Fibroscopy
n = 2586
p
Median age (years) 74 [63 ; 82] 68 [59 ; 77] < 0.001
Male sex 7490 (62.91%) 1907 (73.74%) < 0.001
MLS (days) 13 [8 ; 21] 25 [15 ; 41] < 0.001
Median SAPS 2 23 [0 ; 40] 28 [0 ; 45] < 0.001
ICU admission 6857 (57.60%) 2113 (81.71%) < 0.001
Bronchial tumour 336 (2.82%) 216 (8.35%) < 0.001
Deaths 2272 (19.08%) 810 (31.32%) < 0.001
  1. Values are numbers (%) or medians [Q25, Q75]
  2. p-value for trend test; MLS median length of stay, ICU intensive care unit