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Table 3 Access to 24/7 support services and consultants in Québec’s rural EDs

From: Portrait of rural emergency departments in Québec and utilization of the provincial emergency department management Guide: cross sectional survey

Support services
 Laboratory 100 % (n = 23/23)
 Basic x-ray services 91 % (n = 21/23)
 ICU 78 % (n = 18/23)
 Portable ultrasound machine 78 % (n = 18/23)
 CT scanner 74 % (n = 17/23)
 Formal ultrasound (radiologist) 30 % (n = 7/23)
 Access to Telehealth 39 % (9/23)
Consultant available 24/7
 Surgeon 78 % (n = 18/23)
 Respiratory therapist 73 % (n = 16/22) a
 Anesthetist 65 % (n = 15/23)
 Psychiatrist 48 % (n = 11/23)
 Internist 39 % (n = 9/23)
 Obstetrician/gynecologist 35 % (n = 8/23)
 Orthopedist 17 % (n = 4/23)
 Pediatrician 13 % (n = 3/23)
 Neurologist 0 % (n = 0/23)
  1. aOne missing value