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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents (n = 124)

From: Fluid resuscitation practices in cardiac surgery patients in the USA: a survey of health care providers

  AnesthesiologistsA SurgeonsS Perfusionistsa
  (n = 52) (n = 47) (n = 25)
No. of cardiac bypass per month, mean (STD) 24.7 (21.1) 28.6 (20.2) 21.0 (13.5)
 Median 17.5 25.0 20.0
 (Range) (4–100) (8–100) (7–60)
Primary practice setting
 Non-university hospital, % 78.8% 68.1% 72.0%
 University hospital, % 21.2% 31.9% 28.0%
No. of beds in primary hospital, mean (STD) 476 (234.0) 486 (215.3) 513 (362.1)
 Median 400 450 425
 (Range) (99–1500) (150–1000) (200–2000)
Years since residency/training, mean (STD) 14.3 (7.5) 20.6A (10.7) 22.1 (7.8)
 Median 13.5 20.0 24.0
 (Range) (3–37) (3–50) (10–37)
  1. Superscripts A and S denote differences between anesthesiologists and surgeons that are statistically significant at P < .05
  2. aStatistical tests were not performed on data for perfusionists due to small sample size