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Table 2 Characteristics of included patients

From: Effects of a rapid response system on quality of life: a prospective cohort study in surgical patients before and after implementing a rapid response system

  Before n = 437 After n = 466 p-value
Gender male (%) 225 (51.5) 239 (51.3) 0.95
Mean age mean SD) 56.1 (15.3) 57.8 (16.2) 0.37
ASA PS mean (SD) 2.03 (0.8) 2.08 (0.7 0.16
Unemployed (%) 6 (1.4) 8 (1.7) 0.54
Education, low level (%) 46 (10.9) 62 (13.3) 0.28
Smoking (%) 70 (16.3) 77 (16.6) 0.92
  1. Before = before implementing the rapid response system (RRS); after = after implementing the RRS; ASA PS = American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status; SD = standard deviation.