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Table 3 Intra-hospital transport characteristics (N = 441 intra-hospital transports evaluated)

From: High incidence of adverse events during intra-hospital transport of critically ill patients and new related risk factors: a prospective, multicenter study in China

IHT characteristic Transports (n) Transports (%)
Transport destination
 Computed tomography 380 86.2
 Ultrasonography 18 4.1
 Radiation therapy 8 1.8
 Magnetic resonance imaging 7 1.6
 Digestive endoscopy 4 0.9
 Angiography 4 0.9
 Other 12 2.7
 Multiple destinations 8 1.8
Transport type
 Emergency 83 18.8
 Elective 358 81.2
Multiple IHTs of one patient 72 16.3
Transport time
 Daytime (8:00 am–5:00 pm) 414 93.9
 Nighttime (5:00 pm–8:00 am) 27 6.1
Medications administered during IHTa
 Analgesia 45 10.2
 Sedation 80 18.1
 Vasoactive drug support 92 20.7
Completed transports 438 99.3
  1. IHT intra-hospital transport
  2. aMedications were delivered as continuous infusion