Table 1

Demographics of survey respondents

Round 1Round 2Round 3
Number of responses21210158
 Fully completed150 (71%)88 (87%)54 (93%)
 Partially completed62 (29%)13 (13%)4 (7%)
Specialty
 Vascular surgery57 (27%)32 (32%)23 (40%)
 Emergency medicine64 (30%)29 (29%)18 (31%)
 Cardiothoracic surgery8 (4%)5 (5%)1 (2%)
 Interventional radiology24 (11%)9 (9%)5 (9%)
 Cardiology11 (5%)8 (8%)4 (7%)
 Intensive care medicine30 (14%)9 (9%)5 (9%)
 Anaesthetics18 (8%)9 (9%)2 (3%)
Grade
 Registrar30 (14%)10 (10%)5 (9%)
 Staff grade6 (3%)2 (2%)1 (2%)
 Consultant176 (83%)89 (88%)52 (90%)
Years in clinical practice
 <513 (6%)2 (2%)1 (2%)
 5–1038 (18%)14 (14%)10 (17%)
 11–2090 (42%)42 (42%)18 (31%)
 >2071 (33%)43 (43%)29 (50%)
Services on site
 Cardiothoracic surgery99 (47%)50 (50%)27 (47%)
 Vascular surgery158 (75%)75 (74%)44 (76%)
 Interventional radiology166 (78%)76 (75%)46 (79%)
 Cardiology179 (84%)87 (86%)51 (88%)
 Emergency department193 (91%)91 (90%)52 (90%)
  • Values expressed as numbers (% of total number of participants).