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Table 3 Performance of a thoracotomy with provision of material and personnel as well as the location of material storage

From: Preparation of hospitals for mass casualty incidents in Bavaria, Germany: care capacities for penetrating injuries and explosions in TerrorMASCALs

  STC RTC LTC
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Performance of thoracotomy 13/19 (68%) 6/19 (32%) 15/27 (56%) 12/27 (44%) 18/38 (47%) 20/38 (53%)
Material stocking       
 Yes 13/19 (68%) 6/19 (32%) 15/27 (56%) 11/27 (41%) 17/38 (45%) 15/38 (39%)
 No     1/27 (4%) 1/38 (3%) 5/38 (13%)
How the material is stored       
 Individual instruments     1/27 (4%) 1/32 (3%) 3/32 (9%)
 Complete set 13/19 (68%) 6/19 (32%) 14/26 (54%) 11/26 (42%) 16/32 (50%) 12/32 (38%)
Location of material storage       
 Trauma room 7/18 (39%) 1/18 (6%) 9/27 (33%) 1/27 (4%) 6/31 (19%) 1/31 (3%)
 Trauma room + operating theatre 3/18 (17%)   3/27 (11%)   2/31 (6%) 1/31 (3%)
 Operating theatre 2/18 (11%) 5/18 (28%) 3/27 (11%) 11/27 (41%) 8/31 (26%) 13/31 (42%)
Personnel performing a thoracotomy independently       
 Yes 13/19 (68%) 6/19 (32%) 15/27 (56%) 12/27 (44%) 18/35 (51%) 14/35 (40%)
 No       3/35 (9%)
  1. STC supraregional trauma center, RTC regional trauma center, LTC local trauma center