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Table 1 Respondent’s characteristics and COVID-19 experience

From: Palliative care practice and moral distress during COVID-19 pandemic (PEOpLE-C19 study): a national, cross-sectional study in intensive care units in the Czech Republic

  Results
(N = 313)
Age, yr, median (IQR) 42 (33–48)
Sex, F, n (%) 207 (66.1)
Profession of HCPs, n (%)
 Nurse 179 (57.2)
  General nurse 143 (79.9)
  Paramedic 11 (6.1)
  Children’s nurse 6 (3.4)
  Practical nurse 5 (2.8)
  Student 3 (1.7)
  Midwife 3 (1.7)
 Physician 134 (42.8)
  Position
   Consultant 52 (38.8)
   Senior Consultant 32 (23.9)
   Head of the ICU 28 (20.9)
   Resident 14 (10.4)
   Head of the clinic 3 (2.2)
  Qualification*
   Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine 92 (68.7)
   Intensive care medicine 27 (20.1)
   Internal medicine 18 (13.4)
   Palliative care 14 (10.4)
   Surgery 12 (9.0)
   Infectious disease 8 (6.0)
   Other 7 (5.2)
ICU experience, yr, median (IQR) 12 (3–20)
COVID-19 ICU, n (%)
 Established ICU 191 (61.0)
 New COVID-19 ICU 100 (31.9)
Type of ICU before COVID-19, n (%)
 ICU in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine dpt 180 (57.5)
Patients/HCPs, ratio 3.15
 Patients/Nurses, ratio 2.46
 Patients/Physicians, ratio 4.08
Type of hospital, n (%)
 University (tertiary) hospital 145 (46.3)
 Secondary hospital 104 (33.2)
 Primary hospital 48 (15.3)
Comfort care experience before COVID-19, Yes, n (%) 264 (84.3)
Local protocol available, Yes, n (%) 97 (31.0)
Palliative consult available, Yes, n (%) 128 (40.9)
Advanced directives experience, Yes, n (%) 123 (39.3)
 Advanced directives respected, Yes 97 (78.9)
  1. COVID-19 Coronavirus disease, IQR interquartile range, ICU intensive care unit, HCPs health care providers
  2. *More than one answer possible