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Table 1 Overview on data at the institutional level

From: Influence of quality of care and individual patient characteristics on quality of life and return to work in survivors of the acute respiratory distress syndrome: protocol for a prospective, observational, multi-centre patient cohort study (DACAPO)

  ICU of the referring hospital Inter-hospital transporta ICU of the participating hospital Rehabilitation unit
General characteristics ownership   ownership ownership
level of care   level of care  
teaching status   teaching status teaching status
specialization of the ICU   specialization of the ICU specialization
   member of the ARDS network  
  transportation via air or via ground   
Structural quality qualification of direction, physicians and nurses qualification of physicians and paramedics qualification of direction, physicians and nurses qualification of physicians, therapists and nurses
  24 h-availability of physicians and nurses   24 h-availability of physicians and nurses 24 h-availability of physicians and nurses
  physician/nurse-patient-ratio   physician/nurse-patient-ratio physician/therapist/ nurse-patient-ratio
  availability of equipment for diagnostic and therapeutical procedures availability of equipment for diagnostic and therapeutical procedures availability of equipment for diagnostic and therapeutical procedures availability of equipment for diagnostic and therapeutical procedures
Process quality daily multiprofessional ward rounds with documentation of daily therapy goals communication between physicians responsible for referral, transportation and admission daily multiprofessional ward rounds with documentation of daily therapy goals adoption of institutional and disesase-specific nursing and care concepts
  monitoring of sedation, analgesia and delirium   monitoring of sedation, analgesia and delirium use of a nursing documentation system
  lung protective ventilation   lung protective ventilation implementation of treatment pathways
  daily spontaneous breathing trials   daily spontaneous breathing trials internal quality management
  documentation of structured caregiver-communication   documentation of structured caregiver-communication documentation of patient-related therapy goals
  hand disinfection consumption   hand disinfection consumption  
  implementation of treatment pathways in accordance with up-to-date recommen-dations (e.g. early enteral nutrition, non-invasive ventilation)   implementation of treatment pathways in accordance with up-to-date recommen-dations (e.g. early enteral nutrition, non-invasive ventilation)  
Volume number of patients per year   number of patients per year number of patients per year
  number of ventilated patients per year   number of ventilated patients per year number of ventilated patients per year
  number of patients died within 24 h per year   number of patients died within 24 h per year  
  1. Notes: aData on inter-hospital transport is assessed at the individual patient level; however, it refers to the institutional level as it represents characteristics of quality of health care. bold: variables of main interest