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Table 1 Survey questions and responses

From: The effect of orthopaedic surgeons’ and interventional radiologists’ availability on the priority treatment sequence for hemodynamically unstable pelvic fractures: a survey of US Level I trauma centers

 % (n)n
Does the orthopaedic department have 24-h/day in-hospital coverage?
 Yes86% (31)36
 No14% (5)
How many hours per day is there only an on-call orthopaedic surgeon available?a
 8 h40% (2)5
 10 h20% (1)
 24 h40% (2)
Approximately how long does it take for an orthopaedic surgeon to arrive when working off-site?
 0–10 min05
 11–20 min20% (1)
 21–30 min80% (4)
 ≥ 31 min0
How many orthopaedic trauma surgeons trained to manage pelvic fractures are employed at your hospital?
 03% (1)35
 117% (6)
 211% (4)
 326% (9)
 420% (7)
 514% (5)
 66% (2)
 70
 83% (1)
 90
 10 or more0
 Mean (SD)3 (2)
How many orthopaedic trauma surgeons are employed at your hospital? (without training to manage pelvic fractures)
 083% (29)35
 111% (4)
 23% (1)
 30
 40
 50
 63% (1)
 70
 80
 90
 10 or more0
 Median (IQR)0 (0, 0)
How many days per week are there available fellowship-trained traumatologists specializing in orthopaedics and trained to manage pelvic fractures?b
 5 days23% (8)35
 6 days6% (2)
 7 days71% (25)
Are the fellowship-trained traumatologists specializing in orthopaedics and trained to manage pelvic fractures available within 24 h of the patient’s arrival?
 Yes90% (9)10
 No10% (1)
Approximately how long does it take for the orthopaedic department to respond to a consultation call for a hemodynamically unstable patient with a pelvic fracture?c
 0–10 min44% (16)36
 11–20 min22% (8)
 21–30 min33% (12)
 ≥ 31 min0
Who was faster to arrive?c % (n)
 Interventional radiologists6% (2)36
 Orthopaedic surgeons39% (14)
 Arrival times reported are equal56% (20)
  1. aParticipants could select any number of hours from 0 to 24
  2. bParticipants could select any number of days from 0 to 7
  3. cPercentages may total more or less than 100% due to rounding