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Table 4 Comparison of completion rate of data recording between the pre- and post-ECMO teams

From: Establishing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation team increased number of patients and improved data recording

  All patients (n = 69) Pre-ECMO team (n = 27) Post-ECMO team (n = 42) p value
Detailed time process of ECMO initiation, n (%) 34/207 (16%) 6/81 (7%) 28/126 (22%) 0.01
Time to start and stop ECMO, n (%) 134/138 (97%) 50/54 (93%) 81/84 (96%) 0.20
ABG with lactate at 0, 6, and 24 h, n (%)* 154/192 (80%) 57/75 (76%) 97/117 (83%) 0.31
ACT at 6 and 24 h, n (%)* 103/114 (90%) 35/42 (83%) 68/72 (94%) 0.05
  1. ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ABG arterial blood gas, ACT activated clotting time
  2. *Total number of data was missing due to weaned-off ECMO or died before 6 or 24 h. Detailed time process of ECMO initiation was expressed as percentage of following time points recorded; time of decision to start ECMO, insertion of sheath introducer, cannulation started, cannulation finished, circuit priming started, and circuit priming finished. Data sheet to input these pieces of information was made before the study period