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Table 1 Hospital characteristics and their relationship with cardiac arrest of potential brain death donors

From: Positive impact of a clinical goal-directed protocol on reducing cardiac arrests during potential brain-dead donor maintenance

Characteristic Notifying hospitals Cardiac arrests/eligible for donation p value OR (95 % CI)
Total, n (%) 27 (100) 141/465 (30.3)   
Hospital beds, n (%)
  < 150 beds 10 (37.0) 29/62 (46.7) 0.002 2.28 (1.32; 3.93)
 150–250 beds 10 (37.0) 65/217 (29.9) 0.87  
  > 250 beds 7 (25.9) 47/186 (25.2) 0.053 0.66 (0.44; 1.0)
ICU beds, n (%)
  < 5 % 5 (18.5) 44/131 (33.5) 0.33  
 5–10 % 15 (55.6) 89/294 (30.3) 0.97  
  > 10 % 7 (25.9) 14/39 (35.8) 0.43  
Teaching, n (%)
 Yes 15 (55.6) 101/329 (30.7) 0.78  
 No 12 (44.4) 40/136 (29.4)   
Trauma referral center, n (%)
 Yes 15 (55.6) 112/354 (31.6) 0.27  
 No 12 (44.4) 29/111 (26.1)   
Transplant center, n (%)
 Yes 6 (22.2) 44/211 (20.8) <0.001 0.42 (0.28; 0.65)
 No 21 (78.8) 97/254 (38.1)   
Onsite training, n (%)
 Yes 8 (29.7) 69/238 (28.9) 0.52  
 No 19 (70.3) 72/227 (31.7)   
Transplant coordination unit connected to the ICU, n (%)
 Yes 17 (63.0) 113/394 (18.2) 0.07 0.61 (0.36; 1.04)
 No 10 (37.0) 28/70 (25.9)   
Public administration, n (%)
 Yes 22 (81.5) 137/433 (31.6) 0.02 3.23 (1.11; 9.41)
 No 5 (18.5) 4/31 (12.3)   
  1. For variables with more than two categories, each category was compared with the sum of the others
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval