Table 2

Patientoutcomes with and without hypothermia on admission

VariableNon-hypothermia (n=1421)Hypothermia (n=254)P value
Hospital length of stay—days, median (IQR)18 (10–30)20 (11–30)0.28
ICU length of stay—days, median (IQR)9 (4–7)10 (5–18)0.046
Chronic critical illness—no (%)520 (36.6)120 (47.2)0.001
Nosocomial infections—no (%)605 (43)124 (49)0.066
Mortality—no (%)195 (13.7)53 (20.9)0.003
Mean (SD) red cell transfusion—units9.2 (11.2)11.9 (12.7)<0.001
Mean (SD) fresh frozen plasma transfusion—units3.5 (5.2)6.1 (7.3)<0.001
Mean (SD) platelets transfusion—units0.8 (1.5)1.2 (1.8)<0.001