Table 1

Comparison of the demographic characteristics between the two groups

CharacteristicsWith psychiatric consultation (n=84)No psychiatric consultation (n=245)t/χ2 P value
Gender, male/female (%)34/50 (40.5)137/108 (55.9)5.9760.015
Age, mean (SD), years52.27 (15.43)48.93 (16.32)1.6420.10
Hospital stay, mean (SD), days*19.53 (8.23)16.54 (6.81)2.8580.005
Hospital stay, mean (SD), days, all†21.06 (9.45)17.10 (7.41)3.490<0.001
ICU care (%)11 (13.1)17 (6.9)3.0450.081
  • *Patients discharged: with psychiatric consultation group: 76 cases; no psychiatric consultation group: 234 cases; only for discharged patients.

  • †The number of days for patients still hospitalised was calculated until 8 March.

  • ICU, intensive care unit.