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Table 2 Daily routine chest x-ray practice

From: Daily routine versus on-demand chest radiograph policy and practice in adult ICU patients- clinicians’ perspective

The daily routine chest X ray is commonly N (%)
Performed in our ICU
 Yes 479 (96.8)
 No 16 (3.2)
Performed in our ICU for all admitted patients
 Yes 317 (64)
 No 178 (36)
Performed in our ICU, but only for intubated and mechanically ventilated patients
 Yes 165 (33.3)
 No 330 (66.7)
Performed in our ICU, but only in specific patient group
 Yes 97 (19.6)
 No 398 (80.4)
A Chest radiograph is always performed after
Endotracheal intubation
 Yes 479 (96.8)
 No 16 (3.2)
Insertion of a central venous line
 Yes 468 (94.5)
 No 27 (5.5)
Insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter
 Yes 362 (73.0)
 No 133 (27.0)
Insertion of tracheostomy
 Yes 428 (86.5)
 No 67 (13.5)
Insertion of chest tube
 Yes 460 (92.9)
 No 35 (7.1)
Ventilator deterioration
 Yes 400 (80.8)
 No 95 (19.2)