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Table 2 Institution characteristics

From: Identifying barriers to the use of ultrasound in the perioperative period: a survey of southwestern Ontario anesthesiologists

  N (%)
No of operating rooms in your institute
 • 1–3 8 (12)
 • 4–9 21 (32)
 • 10–15 9 (14
 • 16–20 20 (30)
 • > 20 8 (12)
No of ultrasound machines are designated for perioperative care at your institute
 • 0 6 (9)
 • 1 18 (27)
 • 2 16 (24)
 • 3 11 (17)
 • 4 8 (12)
 • ≥5 3 (5)
 • Not sure 4 (6)
The ultrasound machines are readily available for use whenever I may need them.
 • Yes 37 (57)
 • Sometimes 19 (29)
 • No 9 (14)
The use of ultrasound at my institution is common practice for central line insertion:  
 • Yes 54 (82)
 • No 5 (8)
 • Don’t know 7 (11)
The use of ultrasound at my institution is common practice for regional blocks:
 • Yes 53 (80)
 • No 11 (17)
 • Don’t know 2 (3)
The use of ultrasound at my institution is common practice for difficult arterial line placement:
 • Yes 41 (62)
 • No 19 (29)
 • Don’t know 6 (9)