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Table 1 Incidents

From: Transferring the critically ill patient: are we there yet?

  Medical  
  Cardiovascular Respiratory Technical
Incidence 6-24% 0-15% 9-36%
Common events Hypo-/hypertension Inadequate ventilation Power failure
Brady-/tachycardias Oxygen desaturation Gas supply problems
Arrhythmias   Missing equipment
   Damaged equipment
  1. Up to 31% of incidents are classified as significant; up to 79% require an intervention; 52 to 91% are preventable.