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Table 1 Data from the 2005 ISA survey

From: Smart marketing may improve public understanding of the anesthesia profession

Parameter N (% of responses)
Survey Characteristics Omnibus telephone survey
503 adult participants
±4.4% maximal sample error
Gender  
  Male 247 (49.1)
  Female 257 (51.0)
Past surgery  
  Yes 253 (50.3)
  No 249 (49.6)
Country of birth  
  Israel 328 (65.2)
  Other 158 (31.4)
  N/A 17 (3.3)
Does the anesthesiologist have to be an M.D?  
  Yes 323 (64.3)
  No 138 (27.4)
  Do not know 42 (8.3)
Who is responsible for the patient’s well-being during surgery?  
  Anesthesiologist 150 (29.9)
  Surgeon 212 (42.2)
  Nurse 33 (6.6)
  Other 82 (16.2)
  Do not know 26 (5.1)
Is the anesthesiologist present in the operating room during the entire operation?  
  Yes 328 (65.2)
  No 125 (24.9)
  Depends on the type of surgery 12 (2.3)
  Other 3 (0.6)
  Do not know 35 (7.0)
In Which of the following sites does the anesthesiologist work? (you may mark several answers)  
  Operating Room 446 (88.7)
  Delivery Room 256 (51.0)
  Intensive Care Unit 258 (51.4)
  Pain Service 147 (29.3)
  Emergency Department 179 (35.6)
  Invasive procedures 152 (30.2)
  Resuscitation 149 (29.7)
  Radiology Suite 68 (13.6)
  Do not know 23 (4.5)
  1. N/A – not available.