Table 1

Minutes of direct nursing care per patient per time period. Values are medians (ranges)

Time period from randomisation
Type of care0-1 hours*1-8 hours*8-24 hours24-48 hours
Standard25 (5–84)54 (11–130)84 (21–262)106 (34–385)
Non-invasive ventilation35 (7–95)70 (19–179)103 (32–228)127 (30–251)