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Table 3 Clinical outcomes

From: Comparison of clinical characteristics and outcomes between aspiration pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  AsP (n = 16,388) CAP (n = 70,942) p
Death   3,726 (22.7) 8,671 (12.2) <0.001
Length of stay (days) 21.0 [12–40] 15.0 [1026] <0.001
ICU admission 522 (3.2) 2021 (2.8) 0.021
Length of ICU stay (days) 4.0 [210] 4.0 [29] 0.527
Mechanical ventilation 1,951 (11.9) 7,339 (10.3) <0.001
Duration of mechanical ventilation (days) 6.0 [121] 7.0 [220] 0.001
  Death† 1,010 (51.8) 3,036 (41.4) <0.001
  1. Data are expressed as numbers (%) or medians [interquartile range];†% indicates the proportion of patients who died, among those who underwent mechanical ventilation. Abbreviations: AsP aspiration pneumonia, CAP community-acquired pneumonia, ICU intensive care unit