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Table 3 Risk of occurrence of cardiac arrest according to compliance with the checklist for potential organ donor management

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

Intervention and population N Cardiac arrests OR (95 % CI) p value
Without checklist 83 44 (53.0) 1 (Referencea)  
With checklist 382 97 (25.4) 0.30 (0.18; 0.49) <0.001
Number of interventions, n (%)a
 1 60 21 (35.0) 0.47 (0.24; 0.94) 0.033
 2 23 11 (47.8) 0.81 (0.32; 2.05) 0.65
 3 62 22 (38.7) 0.48 (0.24; 0.96) 0.036
 4 102 21 (20.6) 0.23 (0.12; 0.44) <0.001
 5 85 16 (18.8) 0.20 (0.10; 0.41) <0.001
 6 and 7 50 6 (12.0) 0.12 (0.04; 0.31) <0.001
 8 and 9 0 0   
Set of interventions, n (%)
 1–3 items 145 54 (37.2) 0.52 (0.30; 0.90) 0.02
  ≥ 4 items 237 43 (18.1) 0.19 (0.11; 0.34) 0.001
  1. aReference: potential donors to whom the checklist was not applied
  2. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval