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Table 2 Difficulty in the availability of trained staff and finances

From: A survey on the resources and practices in pediatric critical care of resource-rich and resource-limited countries

Trained staffa Developed country, % (no.) (n = 34) Developing country, % (no.) (n = 39) P value
Anesthesiologist 0 (0) 12.82 (5) .03
Surgeon 0 (0) 2.56 (1) .35
ICU specialist 0 (0) 7.69 (3) .10
Nurse 0 (0) 2.56 (1) .35
ICU-trained nurse 0 (0) 23.08 (9) .002
Pharmacist 2.94 (1) 12.82 (5) .13
OT/PT 2.94 (1) 17.95 (7) .04
RT 20.59 (7) 38.46 (15) .09
Finances 2.94 (1) 35.90 (14) <.001
  1. ICU intensive care unit, OT occupational therapist, PT physical therapist, RT respiratory therapist
  2. aValues indicate the percentage of respondents in the group who selected “difficult” or “very difficult” for the survey item