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Table 2 ETI success rate, characteristics, complications, and death

From: Intubation during a medevac flight: safety and effect on total prehospital time in the helicopter emergency medical service system

  Flight Group Ground Group p-value
Successful cases, No. (%) 189/192 (98.4) 179/184 (97.3) 0.50
Number of ETI attempts, No. (%)
 First pass 170/192 (88.5) 172/184 (93.5) 0.11
 Second pass 189/192 (98.4) 178/184 (96.7) 0.33
 Third pass   179/184 (97.3)  
Video laryngoscopy, No. (%) 160/192 (83.3) 35/184 (19.0) < 0.001
Cricothyroidotomy, No. (%) 1/192 (0.5) 4/184 (2.2) 0.21
Physician years specializing in emergency services, median (IQR), years 4 (3–6) 4 (3–5) 0.38
Physician accumulated experience with intubations, No. (%)
  > 1000 79 (41) 82 (45) 0.53
 501–1000 35 (18) 36 (20) 0.79
 101–500 78 (41) 66 (36) 0.40
Complications, excluding CA cases, No. (%)
 Hypoxia 4/117 (3.4) 4/95 (4.2) 1.00
 Hypotension 6/117 (5.1) 5/95 (5.3) 1.00
Deaths, No. (%) 86/192 (45.7) 109/184 (64.5) 0.01
  1. ETI Endotracheal intubation, CA Cardiac arrest, IQR Interquartile range