Table 2

Hospital Characteristics by Country as Reported in the Site Questionnaires
Total AUS BR FR DEU ITL NL POL ESP SWE UK
Number of sites 175 8 10 27 22 10 6 15 49 14 14
% (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N)
Hospitals, n 175 8 10 27 22 10 6 15 49 14 14
Academic/Teaching 70.5 (122/173) 100 (8/8) 70.0 (7/10) 40.0 (10/25) 95.5 (21/22) 20.0 (2/10)- 66.6 (4/6) 80.0 (12/15) 81.6 (40/49) 42.9 (6/14)- 85.7 (12/14)
Non-academic 29.5 (51/173) - 30.0 (3/10) 60.0 (15/25) 4.5 (1/22) 80.0 (8/10) 33.3 (2/6) 20.0 (3/15) 18.4 (9/49) 57.1 (8/14) 14.3 (2/14)
median (IQR) median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR median, IQR
n* n n n n n n n n n n
Total number of beds in hospital 510 (350–880) 632 (493.5-750) 307 (239–520) 500 (350–1133) 803 (389–1000) 233 (120–450) 798 (550–994) 400 (200–726) 580 (400–918) 450 (92–605) 620 (500–1000)
n = 171 n = 8 n = 10 n = 23 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of beds in Cardiology department 38.5 (20–65) 30(17.5-39) 27 (12–70) 57 (40–80) 81 (70–100) 18 (15–30) 53 (24–60) 46(37–80) 30 (18–40) 22 (11–36) 32 (20–80)
n = 172 n = 8 n = 10 n = 24 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of beds in CCU/ICU 14 (8–25) 25 (13–43.5) 29 (14–37) 12 (8–15.5) 20 (12–30) 6 (0–10) 20 (12–27) 10 (7–21) 15 (11–30) 8 (4–14) 10 (8–18)
n = 172 n = 8 n = 10 n = 24 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of beds in EP 0 (0–9) 0 2 (0–6) 11 (0–19) 11 (0–30) 0 (0–3) 6 (0–16) 2 (0–10) 0 (0–3) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–6)
n = 172 n = 8 n = 10 n = 24 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of beds in Cardiac surgery dept. 0 (0–25) 17 (10.5-25) 10 (0–24) 15 (0–35) 11 (0–50) 0 (0–16) 31 (0–34) 10 (0–30) 0 (0–18) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–28)
n = 171 n = 8 n = 10 n = 23 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of Cardiologists 11 (7–20) 12 (10.5-16) 45 (35–237) 10 (7–20) 9 (6–11) 16 (5–20) 17 (9–26) 12 (9–20) 12 (9–20) 10 (3–22) 6 (4–9)
n = 171 n = 8 n = 10 n = 23 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of Electrophysiologists 2 (1–4) 3 (1–4) 5 (2–5) 3 (2–4) 2 (1–3) 4 (1–4) 4 (0–4) 4 (1–5) 4 (1–5) 1 (0–3) 1 (0–2)
n = 171 n = 8 n = 10 n = 23 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
Number of Cardiac surgeons 2 (0–6) 4 (2.5-5.5) 14 (6–33) 3 (0–4) 3 (0–8) 0 (0–11) 6 (0–7) 2 (0–6) 2 (0–6) 0 (0–0) 0 (0–6)
n = 171 n = 8 n = 10 n = 23 n = 22 n = 10 n = 6 n = 15 n = 49 n = 14 n = 14
% (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N) % (n/N)
Anticoagulation clinics 65.9 (114/173) 25.0 (2/8) 90.0 (9/10) 20.0 (5/25) 36.4 (8/22) 80.0 (8/10) 50.0 (3/6) 53.3 (8/15) 95.9 (47/49) 78.6 (11/14) 92.9 (13/14)
Heart failure clinics 75.1 (130/173) 87.5 (7/8) 90.0 (9/10) 36.0 (9/25) 63.6 (14/22) 100 (10/10) 100 (6/6) 60.0 (9/15) 87.8 (43/49) 85.7 (12/14) 78.6 (11/14)
Hypertension clinics 60.1 (104/173) 75.0 (6/8) 90.0 (9/10) 24.0 (6/25) 45.4 (10/22) 70.0 (7/10) 33.3 (2/6) 60.0 (9/15) 89.8 (44/49) 42.9 (6/14) 35.7 (5/14)
TEE in center 94.8 (164/173) 100 (8/8) 100 (10/10) 100 (25/25) 100 (22/22) 90.0 (9/10) 100 (6/6) 93.3 (14/15) 91.8 (45/49) 78.6 (11/14) 100 (14/14)
Catheter Ablation 66.5 (115/173) 75.0 (6/8) 100 (10/10) 84.0 (21/25) 81.8 (18/22) 60.0 (6/10) 66.7 (4/6) 80.0 (12/15) 59.2 (29/49) 21.4 (3/14) 42.9 (6/14)
Pacemaker implantation 93.1 (161/173) 100 (8/8) 100 (10/10) 100 (25/25) 100 (22/22) 70.0 (7/10) 100 (6/6) 93.3 (14/15) 93.9 (46/49) 71.4 (10/14) 92.9 (13/14)
Defibrillator implantation 80.9 (140/173) 100 (8/8) 100 (10/10) 84.0 (21/25) 100 (22/22) 70.0 (7/10) 66.7 (4/6) 93.3 (14/15) 73.5 (36/49) 57.1 (8/14) 71.4 (10/14)
Surgical Therapy for AF 49.7 (86/173) 87.5 (7/8) 90.0 (9/10) 60.0 (15/25) 50.0 (11/22) 50.0 (5/10) 66.7 (4/6) 46.7 (7/15) 40.8 (20/49) 14.3 (2/14) 42.9 (6/14)

AUS, Australia; BR, Brazil; FR, France; DEU, Germany; ITL, Italy: NL, Netherlands; POL, Poland; ESP, Spain; SWE, Sweden; UK, United Kingdom; CCU, cardiac care unit; ICU, intensive care unit; EP, electrophysiology; TEE, transesophageal echocardiogram.

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Crijns et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2012 12:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-12-85

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