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Table 1 Countries/territories, intensive care units and patients included in the survey

From: Resuscitation fluid use in critically ill adults: an international cross-sectional study in 391 intensive care units

  No of ICUs No patients surveyed No patients given fluid resuscitation % patients given fluid resuscitation No episodes of fluid resuscitation
Australia 24 402 142 35.3 346
Brazil 5 92 14 15.2 20
Canada 20 420 163 38.8 434
China 57 1,129 503 44.6 962
Denmark 17 133 65 48.9 146
France 42 583 110 18.9 214
Germany 23 535 253 47.3 675
Great Britain* 38 390 145 37.2 350
Hong Kong 6 95 46 48.4 109
Iceland 3 14 11 78.6 24
India 1 31 8 25.8 17
Ireland and N. Ireland 8 94 29 30.9 70
Italy 71 514 158 30.7 297
Japan 5 47 17 36.2 28
New Zealand 9 104 36 34.6 148
Norway 19 112 46 41.1 88
Portugal 1 13 1 7.7 3
Saudi Arabia 4 78 26 33.3 57
Singapore 3 35 13 37.1 27
Sweden 24 177 71 40.1 189
Switzerland 6 77 38 49.4 118
United Arab Emirates 1 17 6 35.3 16
USA 4 182 54 29.7 150
Total 391 5,274 1,955 37.1 4,488
  1. *includes England, Scotland and Wales