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Table 3 Characteristics and barriers in utilization of Surgical Safety Checklist in University of Gondar hospital, 2013(N = 82)

From: Compliance with Surgical Safety Checklist completion in the operating room of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Ever utilize/assist   
No (n = 51) Yes (n = 31) Total
Profession
 Nurses (n = 27) 21 (41.2 %) 6 (19.4 %) 27
 Anesthetists (n = 20) 11 (21.6 %) 9 (29.0 %) 20
 Physicians (n = 35) 19 (37.3 %) 16 (51.6 %) 35
Level of education
 BSc 28 (54.9 %) 15 (48.4 %) 43
 MSc 2 (3.9 %) 2 (6.4 %) 4
 GP 5 (9.8 %) 2 (6.4 %) 7
 Residents 10 (19.7 %) 8 (25.8 %) 18
 Seniors 4 (7.8 %) 6 (19.4 %) 10
Year of services
 ≤2 year 29 (56.9 %) 9 (29.0 %) 38
 2–5 years 13 (25.5 %) 12 (38.8 %) 25
 ≥5 years 9 (17.6 %) 10 (32.2 %) 19
Reasons for non implementation
 Unavailable of checklists 7 (13.7 %)   
 Have no formal training before 23 (45.1 %)   
 Time constraint 10 (19.6 %)   
 Uncooperative surgical teams 11 (21.6 %)