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Table 3 Overview and structural description of current surveys related to IAH and ACS

From: Recognition and management of abdominal compartment syndrome among German anesthetists and surgeons: a national survey

Authors Reference Country Year a Questionnaires (returned/sent) Response rate Communication channel Specialty of participitants Level of medical care
Mayberry et al. [9] USA 1999/1997 292/473 62% Mail Trauma surgeons 85% Teaching hospitals
Kirkpatrick et al. [10] Canada 2005/2005 86/102 84% Mail and email Trauma surgeons  
Ravishankar and Hunter [4] UK 2005/NA 137/207 66% Mail Intensivists  
Nagappan et al. [14] Australasia 2005/2004 36/40 90% Hand-out at workshop ICU registrars 72% High-level ICU
         10% Medium-level ICU
         3% Low-level ICU
Tiwari et al. [2] UK 2006/2004 127/222 57% Mail Intensivists 25% Teaching hospitals
         75% District hospitals
Kimball et al. [15] USA 2006/2001 1622/4538 36% Mail 35% Surgeons  
        32% Internists  
        18% Pediatricians  
        10% Anesthetics  
        1% Emergency doctors  
De Laet et al. [12] Belgium 2007/2005 41/689 6% Email Surgeons 73% Teaching hospitals
         27% District hospitals
Ejike et al. [13] 60% America 2010/2006 517/1107 47% Hand-out at pediatric congresses 60% Pediatric nurses 81% Tertiary care hospitals
   26% Europe      30% Pediatric intensivists 14% Community hospitals
   12% Australasia      4% General pediatricians 2% Private practise
        6% Other pediatric health care providers 1% Clinics
         2% Others
Zhou et al. [16] China 2011/2010 108/141 77% Mail 39% Emergency doctor 100% Tertiary care hospitals
        36% Internists  
        19% Surgeons  
        6% Anesthetics  
Kaussen et al.   Germany 2012b/2006 113/222 51% Mail 52% Surgeons Larger hospitals with > 450 patient beds
        48% Anesthetics  
Malbrain et al. [11] 58% America 2012/2007 2244/8081 28% Contacting via email/online-questionnaire 37% ICU physicians  
   32% Europe      23% Surgeons  
   9% Australasia      21% Anesthetics  
   1% Africa      8% Internists  
        6% Pediatricians  
        2% Emergency physicians  
        1% Cardiologists  
        2% Others  
Newcombe et al. [38] 97% USA 2012/2010 433/691   Hand-out at pediatric congress Pediatric nurses > 60% Tertiary care hospitals
         < 30% Community hospitals
         < 10% Others
  1. Australasia, Australia and Asia; ICU, intensive care unit. aContains 2 annual details: 1st, year of publication; 2nd, year of conduction of underlying study/survey. bUnpublished work.