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Table 1 Type of fluid used by anaesthetists and surgeons for three post operative scenarios in children

From: Intravenous postoperative fluid prescriptions for children: A survey of practice

Type of fluid Case 1. Case 1 Case 2 Case 2 Case 3 Case 3
  Anaesthetists Surgeons Anaesthetists Surgeons Anaesthetists Surgeons
4% dex/0.18% saline 25/100 (25%) 22/61 (36.1%) 24/100 (24%) 23/61 (37.7%) 20/100 (20%) 24/61 (39.3%)
10% dex/0.18% saline 1/100 (1%) 4/61 (6.5%) 0 0 0 3/61 (4.9%)
2.5% dex/0.45% saline 7/100 (7%) 0 8/100 (8%) 1/61 (1.7%) 8/100 (8%) 1/61 (1.7%)
5% dex/0.45% saline 35/100 (35%) 29/61 (47.5%) 24/100 (25%) 31/61 (50.8%) 33/100 (33%) 29/61 (47.5%)
10% dex/0.45% saline 1/100 (1%) 1/61 (1.7%) 0 0 1/100 (1%) 1/61 (1.7%)
5% dex/1/2 Hartmanns 2/100 (2%) 0 2/100 (2%) 0 2/100 (2%) 0
0.9% saline 1/100 (1%) 0 18/100 (18%) 3/61 (4.9%) 3/100 (3%) 1/61 (1.7%)
Hartmanns 2/100 (2%) 1/61 (1.7%) 23/100 (23%) 2/61 (3.2%) 15/100 (15%) 2/61 (3.3%)
1% dex/Hartmanns 3/100 (3%) 0 0 0 1/100 (1%) 0
5% dex/0.9% saline 2/100 (2%) 0 0 1/61 (1.7%) 1/100 (1%) 0
10% dex/Hartmanns 0 0 0 0 1/100 (1%) 0
Total answering 88/100 (88%) 59/61 (96.7%) 100/100 (100%) 61/61 (100%) 86/100 (86%) 61/61 (100%)
Left unanswered 12/100 (12%) 2/61 (3.3%) 0 0 14/100 (14%) 0