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Table 1 Accidental removal of central venous catheters

From: Accidental catheter removal in critically ill patients: a prospective and observational study

Access site Number of patients with CVC Number of CVCs Days with CVC MCT (days; mean ± standard deviation) Number of ACRs % CVCs with ACR Incidence density of ACR1
Peripheral 257 331 2169 8.43 ± 9.21 3 0.90 0.13
Jugular 618 698 4131 6.68 ± 6.91 11 1.57 0.26
Subclavian 321 432 3862 12.03 ± 12.83 7 1.62 0.18
Femoral 111 147 1216 10.95 ± 11.52 2 1.36 0.16
Total 890 1608 11,378 12.78 ± 18.14 23 1.43 0.20
  1. 1We found no significant differences between the various central venous catheters (CVCs) in the incidence of accidental catheter removal (ACR)/100 CVC-days. MCT, mean catheterization time.