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Table 2 Mean scores for each clinical presentation rated by residents and attending physicians

From: So much to teach, so little time: a prospective cohort study evaluating a tool to select content for a critical care curriculum

Clinical presentations Resident Attending
1. Acute respiratory failure 18.0 18.0
2. Cardiac dysrhythmia 15.6 18.4
3. Shock 17.3 15.0
4. Derangements of electrolytes and osmolality 15.5 14.7
5. Acid-base derangements 14.0 14.8
6. Seizure 14.4 13.6
7. Cardiac arrest 13.5 13.8
8. Drug overdose and withdrawal 13.6 12.4
9. Multisystem trauma 13.2 12.7
10. Sepsis 12.9 11.2
11. Diabetes mellitus and its complications 11.1 12.9
12. Chest pain 11.9 11.4
13. Gastrointestinal bleeding 11.9 10.9
14. Acute defects in haemostasis 11.8 10.2
15. Coma 9.3 11.3
16. Raised intracranial pressure 9.0 10.5
17. Perioperative management 10.0 8.3
18. Hypertensive emergency 8.4 9.7
19. Acute abdomen 9.3 8.6
20. The febrile ICU patient 9.6 7.2
21. Traumatic brain injury 7.2 9.4
22. Nontraumatic intracranial bleed 8.7 7.5
23. Delirium 8.7 7.2
24. Acute renal failure 8.0 7.8
25. Adrenal crisis 5.4 7.0
26. Obstetrical complications 5.7 6.4
27. End-of-life decision-making 4.7 7.6
28. Burns 5.4 6.4
29. Rhabdomyolysis 6.2 5.5
30. Diarrhoea in the ICU patient 5.8 5.8
31. Anoxic brain injury 4.4 6.7
32. Near drowning 5.0 5.2
33. Polyuria 4.6 5.1
34. Acute pancreatitis 4.4 5.3
35. Acute neuromuscular disease 5.2 4.1
36. Acute and fulminant hepatic failure 3.2 4.2
37. Patient with brain death 2.6 3.6
  1. The mean scores for each clinical presentation were obtained by multiplying scores for each category of life-threatening, frequency and reversibility together. Rank order was determined by averaging resident and attending mean scores for each clinical presentation. ICU, intensive care unit.