Table 2

Outcomes by specialty group and overall

VariablesSpecialty groupOverall
TraumaSurgicalMedical
n=1 495 730 (9.3%)n=4 209 243 (26.3%)n=10 299 259 (64.4%)N=16 004 232 (100%)
Hospital course
LOS, d, mean (SD)6.18 (6.60)6.66 (7.42)5.34 (5.02)5.77 (5.92)
Any ICU stay, n (%)437 779 (29.3%)1 301 748 (30.9%)2 694 154 (26.2%)4 433 681 (27.7%)
ICU LOS, d, mean (SD)5.09 (5.95)5.46 (6.55)4.20 (3.87)4.66 (5.05)
Any ventilator use100 835 (6.7%)252 370 (6.0%)408 873 (4.0%)762 078 (4.8%)
Patient dispositions, n (%)
Home376 096 (25.1%)2 768 244 (65.8%)6 241 042 (60.6%)9 385 382 (58.6%)
Expired62 291 (4.2%)112 840 (2.7%)388 584 (3.8%)563 715 (3.5%)
Home hospice21 848 (1.5%)27 878 (0.7%)287 961 (2.8%)337 687 (2.1%)
Inpatient hospice31 929 (2.1%)35 624 (0.8%)252 375 (2.5%)319 928 (2.0%)
Rehab facility214 351 (14.3%)274 782 (6.5%)375 285 (3.6%)864 418 (5.4%)
Nursing facility738 466 (49.4%)912 224 (21.7%)2 375 611 (23.1%)4 026 301 (25.2%)
Transfers-out48 185 (3.2%)72 945 (1.7%)342 125 (3.3%)463 255 (2.9%)
Other2564 (0.2%)4706 (0.1%)36 276 (0.4%)43 546 (0.3%)
  • All comparisons to trauma patients were statistically significant (p<0.001).

  • ICU, intensive care unit; LOS, length of stay.