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Table 2 Prevalence of reported D2B Alliance strategies (n = 797)*

From: Contemporary evidence: baseline data from the D2B Alliance

Recommended Strategies Prevalence n/N (%) 95% CI
Emergency medicine physician activates the catheterization laboratory   
   On day shifts 394/763 (51.6) 48.1, 55.2
   On night and weekend shifts 455/763 (59.6) 56.1, 63.1
   On both day and night/weekend shifts 391/761 (51.4) 47.8, 55.0
Catheterization laboratory is activated through a single-call system using page operator 229/761 (30.1) 26.8, 33.4
Catheterization team is expected to be in the catheterization laboratory within 20–30 minutes of page   
   Catheterization laboratory nurses and technicians 661/749 (88.3) 85.9, 90.6
   Interventional cardiologist 629/746 (84.3) 81.7, 86.9
   Catheterization laboratory nurses, technicians, and interventionalist 607/745 (81.5) 78.7, 84.3
Prompt data feedback about D2B times is provided to emergency department and catheterization laboratory staff (within 1 week) 409/771 (53.1) 48.5, 56.6
Activate catheterization laboratory based on pre-hospital electrocardiogram while patient is still en route to hospital 241/747 (32.3) 28.9, 35.6
  1. * Denominator for all percentages is total non-missing responses to relevant item.
  2. CI, confidence interval