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Table 2 Inpatient outcomes for the first hospital admission between January 1999 and March 2001 (pre-donation period) and between April 2001 and December 2002

From: Outcome of AIDS-associated cryptococcal meningitis initially treated with 200 mg/day or 400 mg/day of fluconazole

Outcome Before April 2001 Pre-donation n = 77 After April 2001 Donation n = 128 P-value for comparison Overall n = 205
Length of hospital stay, median days (IQR)     
   GF Jooste hospital 4 (2.5–9) 5 (3–9) 0.2 5 (3–9)
   Tertiary hospital 7 (4–12.5) 4 0.4 7 (4–11.8)
   Total hospital stay 6 (4–11) 5 (3–9) 0.4 5 (3–10)
In hospital mortality, n (%) 18 (23.4) 34 (26.6) 0.6 52 (25.4)
Discharge outcome, n (%)     
   No disability 44 (57.1) 66 (51.6) 0.8 110 (53.7)
   Disability 11 (14.3) 16 (12.5)   27 (13.2)
   Unspecified disability 3 (3.9) 9 (7)   12 (5.9)
   Palliative care 1 (1.3) 3 (2.3)   56 (27.3)