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Table 2 List of the top-ranked barriers to VAP management

From: Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units: a mixed methods study assessing barriers and facilitators to guideline adherence

Barriers Percent Response category
Having multiple physician groups manage patients in the ICU complicates VAP guideline use. 67.3 % Agree & strongly agree
There is variation in VAP management depending on what service the ICU patient is on. 64.3 % Agree & strongly agree
ICU patients with renal failure complicate decision-making when ordering antibiotics. 57.4 % Agree & strongly agree
Within physician service there is variation in VAP management depending on who is the VAP patient’s attending physician. 56.8 % Agree & strongly agree
There is variation in VAP management between attending physicians and house staff in the ICU. 52.6 % Agree & strongly agree