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Table 4 Barriers of using Ultrasound

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

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never As clinically indicated
I want to use ultrasound guidance more frequently as part of my perioperative care: 26 (39) 20 (30) 15 (23) 3 (5) 2 (3) 0 (0)
I feel like I have adequate training to use ultrasound regularly: 17 (26) 17 (26) 20 (30) 9 (14) 2 (3) 1 (2)
I do NOT need to use ultrasound guidance in my practice: 0 0 2 (3) 9 (14) 15 (23) 40 (61)
The institution where I practice does NOT have enough ultrasound machines for me to use on a regular basis: 14 (21) 9 (14) 16 (24) 7 (11) 11 (17) 9 (14)
Ultrasound is used on a regular basis at the institution where I practice: 22 (33) 23 (35) 9 (14) 7 (11) 4 (6) 1 (2)
I am encouraged to use ultrasound by the clinical leadership at my institution: 14 (21) 15 (23) 20 (30) 3 (5) 7 (11) 7 (11)
  1. All results in the table were present in N (%)