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Table 1

From: The use of a standardized PCT-algorithm reduces costs in intensive care in septic patients - a DRG-based simulation model

Author Year Patient population Cases Cases ABD ABD ICUD ICUD
    PCT Control PCT Control PCT Control
Nobre et.al. 2008 Sepsis 31 37 6 10 3 5
Hochreiter 2009 SIRS 57 53 5.9 7.9 15.5 17.7
Bouadma 2010 Various, only Sepsis used! 55 53 9.8 12.8 n.a. n.a.
Svoboda 2007 postoperative Sepsis 38 34 n.a. n.a. 16.1 19.4
Stolz 2009 VAP (Sepsis included) 51 50 7 15 n.a. n.a.
Schroeder 2009 Surgical sepsis patients 14 13 6.6 8.3 n.a. n.a.