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Table 5 Differences in clinician’s opinion on moving to On-demand chest-radiography across the demographic and work-related characteristics

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

Variable Change to On-Demand Chest Radiography Recommendation P-value
  N (%) N (%)  
  Yes No  
Age 35 ± 8 Years 34 ± 8 Years 0.221
Gender
 Male 120 (75) 40 (25) 0.852
 Female 249 (75.5) 78 (24.5)
Nationality
 Saudi 62 (86.1) 10 (13.9) 0.316
 Western 11 (73.3) 4 (26.7)
 Middle Eastern 34 (77.2) 10 (22.8)
 Asian 215 (73.1) 79 (26.9)
 European 22 (81.5) 5 (18.5)
 African 14 (73.6) 5 (26.4)
Workplace
 Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs 148 (76.6) 45 (23.4) 0.463
 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center 45 (72.5) 17 (27.5)
 King Fahd Medical City 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0)
 Prince Sultan Medical Military City 38 (77.6) 11 (22.4)
 Security Forces Hospital 37 (75.5) 12 (24.5)
 King Saud Medical City 23 (92) 2 (8)
 Other 80 (69.6) 35 (30.4)
Education level
 Diploma 59 (70.2) 25 (29.8) 0.320
 Bachelor 245 (76.0) 78(24.0)
 Master 28 (84.8) 5 (15.2)
 PhD 29 (78.4) 8 (21.6)
 MBBs 10 (62.5) 6 (37.5)
Work Experience
 1–5 Years 104 (73.8) 37 (27.2) 0.861
 6–10 Years 137 (76.5) 42 (23.5)
 11–15 Years 68 (76.4) 21 (23.6)
  > 15 Years 68 (78.1) 19 (21.9)
Work Experience in ICU units
 Less than 6 months 26 (86.6) 4 (13.3) 0.253
 More than 6 months 340 (74.3) 117 (25.7)
Current Position
 Consultant 26 (81.2) 6 (18.8) 772
 Associate Consultant 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0)
 Assistant Consultant 5 (62.5) 3 (37.5)
 Staff Physician 15 (78.9) 4 (21.1)
 Fellow 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0)
 Resident 10 (71.4) 4 (28.6)
 Respiratory Therapist 48 (80) 12 (20)
 Nurse 265 (75) 88 (25)