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Table 2 Characteristics of public facilities and summary of questionnaire survey

From: Misplaced links in the chain of survival due to an incorrect manual for the emergency call at public facilities

  Care facilities Other facilities p-value
   High schools and universities Community centers Hotels and shopping centers  
Responses to the questionnaire, n/mailed number (%) 157/269 (58.4) 47/83 (56.6) 229/487 (47.0) 0.2111
120/245 (49.0) 109/242 (45.0) 0.3373
Manual or rule for serious medical emergencies, n/total responses (%) 138/155 (89.0) 37/47 (78.7) 56/228 (24.6) <0.0001
11/121 (9.1) 45/107 (42.1) <0.0001
Healthcare provider, n/total responses (%)     
Works every day 101/153 (66.0) 19/46 (41.3) 7/225 (3.1) <0.0001
2/120 (1.7) 5/105 (4.8) <0.0001
Works part of the day 35/153 (22.9) 3/46 (6.5) 2/225 (0.9) <0.0001
1/120 (0.8) 1/105 (1.0) <0.0001
None 17/153 (11.1) 24/46 (52.2) 216/225 (96.0) <0.0001
117/120 (97.6) 99/105 (94.3) <0.0001
Provide Basic Life Support course periodically, n/total responses (%) 129/152 (84.9) 44/46 (95.7) 107/224 (47.8) <0.0001
64/119 (53.8) 43/105 (41.0) <0.0001
Automated external defibrillator (AED) installed, n/total responses (%) 46/153 (30.1) 46/46 (100) 91/225 (40.4) 0.0394
48/120 (40.0) 43/105 (41.0) <0.0001
Consult family members regarding what actions to take in the event of a serious medical emergency, n/total responses (%) 132/148 (89.2)  
Actions prescribed in a manual and applied when cardiac arrest occurs (%)      
Call 119 first and then check the victim in detail 43/155 (27.7) 17/45 (37.8) 170/227 (74.9) <0.0001
96/120 (80.0) 74/107 (69.2) <0.0001
Call 119 after checking the victim in detail 14/155 (9.0) 7/45 (15.6) 27/227 (7.1) <0.0001
14/120 (11.7) 13/107 (12.1) <0.0001
Report the situation and follow instructions from a supervisor or medical staff 86/155 (55.5) 16/45 (35.6) 12/227 (5.3) <0.0001
3/120 (2.5) 9/107 (8.4) <0.0001
Start CPR or other treatment immediately and call 119 if necessary 12/155 (7.7) 5/45 (11.1) 18/227 (7.9) <0.0001
    7/120 (5.8) 11/107 (10.3) <0.0001