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Table 2 Support available for vascular access creation, by geographic location

From: Willingness to participate in a randomized trial comparing catheters to fistulas for vascular access in incident hemodialysis patients: an international survey of nephrologists

  Canada Europe Australia/NZ p value
n (%) n (%) n (%)
  N = 168 N = 29 N = 51  
Vascular access coordinator 149 (88.7) 10 (34.5) 42 (82.4) <0.01
Dedicated vascular access clinica 109 (64.9) 9 (31.0) 27 (52.9) <0.01
Surgeon available at center to create arteriovenous accesses 146 (86.9) 22 (75.9) 46 (90.2) 0.18
Type of operator who create(s) vascular accesses at your center:     0.49
 Vascular surgeon 152 (90.5) 25 (86.2) 48 (94.1)  
 Other (general, urologist, nephrologist, not available) 15 (8.9) 4 (13.8) 3 (5.9)  
  1. NZ New Zealand
  2. aStaffed by any combination of physicians, surgeons, and vascular access coordinators/nurses with an interest in vascular access