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Table 2 Orthopaedic surgeon and interventional radiologist coverage at US level 1 trauma centers

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

 Orthopaedic surgeonsInterventional radiologistsp
24-h/day on-site coverage % (n)
 Yes86% (31)54% (20)0.003
 No14% (5)46% (17)
 OR (95% CI)Ref.5.3 (1.7, 16.6)0.004
Time to arrive % (n)
 0 mina86% (31)54% (20)0.006
 0–10 min00
 11–20 min3% (1)3% (1)
 21–30 min11% (4)32% (12)
 ≥ 31 min011% (4)
On-call coverage per day in hours
 Median (IQR)0 (0–0)0 (0–12)0.005
 OR (95% CI)Ref.1.4 (0.9, 2.0)0.12
Who was faster to arrive and treatment prioritization
 Angioembolization first63% (5)100% (2)> 0.99
 Pelvic packing first37% (3)0% (0)
  1. P p value, IQR interquartile range, OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aParticipants who had on-site 24-h/day coverage