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Table 3 Availability of decontamination resources stratified by hospital type (n = 18)

From: Availability of treatment resources for the management of acute toxic exposures and poisonings in emergency departments among various types of hospitals in Palestine: a cross-sectional study

Resources Total Private Government P-value
N = 18 (%) N = 8 (%) N = 10 (%)
Nasogastric tube 18 (100) 8 (100) 10 (100) >0.999
Orogastric tube 13 (72.2) 6 (75) 7 (70) >0.999
Charcoal tablet 4 (22.2) 3 (37.5) 1 (10) 0.275
Charcoal powder 5 (27.8) 2 (25) 3 (30) >0.999
Charcoal syrup 15 (83.3) 5 (62.5) 10 (100) 0.069
Magnesium sulphate 15 (83.3) 6 (75) 9 (90) 0.559
Sodium sulphate 11 (61.1) 6 (75) 5 (50) 0.367
Sorbitol 2 (11.1) 2 (25) 0 (0.0) 0.183
Ipecac syrup 3 (16.7) 3 (37.5) 0 (0.0) 0.069
Polyethylene glycol 1 (5.6) 1 (12.5) 0 (0.0) 0.444