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Table 3 Qualification of the physician on scene relative to intubation problems

From: Difficult intubation and outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a registry-based analysis

  Difficult endotracheal intubation Impossible endotracheal intubation Normal endotracheal intubation (control group)
n 510 147 7855
qualification    
- resident physicians 224 (45.3 %) 61 (45.9 %) 3015 (41.2 %)
- Board-certified physicians 270 (54.7 %) 72 (54.1 %) 4308 (58.8 %)
- unkown 16 14 532
field    
- anesthetists 271 (55.0 %) 74 (55.2 %) 4829 (66.1 %)
- internists 129 (26.2 %) 36 (26.9 %) 1428 (19.5 %)
- surgeons 61 (12.4 %) 17 (12.7 %) 701 (9.6 %)
- other specialties 32 (6.5 %) 7 (5.2 %) 350 (4.8 %)
- unkown 17 13 547