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Table 4 Type of complications and readmission between groups

From: Impact of clinical pathway on clinical outcomes in the management of COPD exacerbation

Characteristic Non-Clinical Pathway (n = 38) Clinical PathwayPValue (n = 14)
Type of complications (n)   
Acute respiratory failure 9 5
Hospital Acquired Pneumonia 7 3
Acute Coronary Syndrome 5 0
Congestive Cardiac Failure/ 2 2
Fluid overload   
Acute Renal Failure 3 2
Thromboplebitis/cellulitis 3 1
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding 1 0
Urinary tract infection 2 0
Others 6 2
Readmission (< 30 days)   
No 76 (77.6) 73 (76.8) *0.907
Yes 22 (22.4) 22 (23.2)
  1. *ƛ = Pearson Chi-Square test, Significant level P value <0.05.