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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study group

From: The association of the anesthesiologist’s academic and educational status with self-confidence, self-rated knowledge and objective knowledge in rational antibiotic application

 Study group (n=361)100% time spent on ICU (n=52)50–99% time spent on ICU (n=60)1–50% time spent on ICU (n=113)No time spent on ICU (n=135)
Educational status
 Specialist in anesthesiology205 (56.8%)22 (42.3%)26 (43.3%)66 (58.4%)91 (66.9%)
 Specialist with CICa156 (43.2%)30 (57.7%)34 (56.7%)47 (41.6%)45 (33.1%)
Academic position
 Specialist206 (57.2%)22 (42.3%)38 (63.3%)67 (59.3%)79 (58.5%)
 Senior consultant or head of department154 (42.8%)30 (57.7%)22 (36.7%)46 (40.7%)56 (41.5%)
Number of patients with self-contained anti-infective treatment during the last 7 days
 No patient (Option 1)92 (25.8%)3 (5.8%)7 (11.9%)32 (28.6%)50 (37.3%)
 1–2 patients (Option 2)64 (17.9%)12 (23.1%)16 (27.1%)24 (21.4%)12 (9.0%)
 3–5 patients (Option 3)57 (16.0%)6 (11.5%)12 (20.3%)18 (16.1%)21 (15.7)
 > 5 patients (Option 4)144 (40.3%)31 (59.6%)24 (40.7%)238 (33.9%)51 (38.1%)
Number of employees with additional certification in ABS (in the department)b
 No employee (Option 1)234 (64.8%)36 (69.2%)38 (63.3%)75 (66.4%)85 (62.5%)
 One employee (Option 2)96 (26.6%)14 (26.9%)18 (30.0%)31 (27.4%)33 (24.3%)
 Two employees (Option 3)21 (5.8%)1 (1.9%)1 (1.7%)2 (1.8%)17 (12.5%)
 Three Employees (Option 4)10 (2.8%)1 (1.9%)1 (1.7%)5 (4.4%)1 (0.7%)
Gender
 Female119 (33.8%)19 (38.8%)16 (27.6%)27 (24.1%)57 (42.9%)
 Male295 (81.7%)39 (75.0%)51 (85.0%)103 (91.2)102 (75.0%)
Administration of intensive care unitb
 Only anesthesia295 (81.7%)39 (75.0%)51 (85.0%)103 (91.2)102 (75.0%)
 Shared administration66 (18.3%)13 (25.0)9 (15.0%)10 (8.8%)34 (25.0%)
Knee arthroplasties done at the hospitalb
 No52 (14.4)5 (9.6%)9 (15.0%)21 (18.6%)17 (12.5%)
 Yes309 (85.6%)47 (90.4%)51 (85.0%)92 (81.4)119 (87.5%)
Colorectal surgeries done at the hospitalb
 No00000
 Yes361 (100%)52 (100%)60 (100%)113 (100%)136 (100%)
Specific hospital or departmental guidelines for anti-infective prophylaxis availableb
 No71 (19.7%)10 (19.2%)11 (18.3%)16 (14.2%)34 (25.0%)
 Yes290 (80.3%)42 (80.8%)49 (81.7%)97 (85.8%)102 (75.0%)
  1. Descriptive statistics for the study group as well as after separation for occupation ratio in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) during the last 12 working months before the survey. Data are provided as number and percentages within the respective group (vertically)
  2. aThe German physicians can obtain an additional certification post residency after one additional year of full-time work on an intensive care unit
  3. bHospital related data that were assigned to each participant
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