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Multivariable analysis controlling for severity of illness with the APACHE score and underlying diseases with the Charlson index was performed by using conditional logistic regression to evaluate inhospital mortality rate and hospital and ICU length of stay.
In our review thus far our incidence of reintubation (53%) is similar to previous investigations, 86% were by manual self-extubation with no correlation with restraints, severity of illness or APACHE score.
The total APACHE score is a sum of these sub-scale scores: the Acute Physiology Score, the age of the patient, and a chronic health evaluation score.
Intensive care unit and hospital mortality of the patients with an APACHE score greater than 21 were significantly increased compared with patients with a score lower than 21 (P=0.