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Table 1 Respondents demographics

From: Transfusion practice in the non-bleeding critically ill: an international online survey—the TRACE survey

Demographics No. of respondents (%)
Certification level
 Intensivist 589 (81)
 Resident, specialist in training 53 (7)
 Specialist, non-intensivist practising ICU 73 (10)
 Others 10 (1)
Primary medical specialty
 Anaesthesiology 450 (62)
 Cardiology 18 (2)
 Internal medicine 144 (20)
 Neurology 4 (1)
 Pulmonology 25 (3)
 Surgery 15 (2)
 Others 67 (10)
Type of intensive care unit (ICU)
 Medical ICU 63 (9)
 Surgical ICU 536 (74)
 Mixed ICU 110 (15)
 Others 16 (2)
Number of ICU beds
 < 10 209 (29)
 10–15 206 (28)
 16–20 115 (16)
 > 20 193 (27)
 Not specified 2 (0)
Annual number of patients treated in the ICU
 < 500 178 (25)
 501–1000 239 (33)
 1001–1500 139 (19)
 1501–2000 66 (9)
 > 2000 98 (14)
 Not specified 5 (1)
Type of institution
 University hospital 326 (45)
 University-affiliated hospital 146 (20)
 Non-university public hospital 183 (25)
 Private hospital 64 (9)
 Others 6 (1)
Which unit do you use to measure haemoglobin?
 g/dL 499 (69)
 g/L 171 (24)
 mmol/L 55 (8)