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Table 2 Characteristics of and response rate at the five hospitals participating in the field test

From: Development and psychometric properties of a questionnaire to assess barriers to feeding critically ill patients

ICU# Country Hospital type Hospital size ICU structure ICU size Response rate n/N (%)
1 USA Non-Teaching 361 Closed& 20 37/73 (50.7)
2 Canada Teaching 497 Closed 16 32/85 (37.7)
3* USA Teaching 600 Open^ 32 36/98 (36.7)
4 Canada Non-Teaching 400 Open 13 29/73 (39.7)
5 Canada Teaching 759 Closed 30 52/80 (65.0)
  1. *Three units combined due to common infrastructure and shared staffing.
  2. #ICU = Intensive Care Unit.
  3. ^Open = patient under care of any attending physician.
  4. &Closed = patient under care of an intensivist.