Table 2

Characteristics of examinations

All exams, n (%)EGD, n (%)Colonoscopy, n (%)ERCP, n (%)EUS, n (%)EUS with FNA, n (%)PEG, n (%)
345 (100)244 (100)53 (100)19 (100)16 (100)7 (100)6 (100)
Gastroenterologist experience
 Senior, n (%)177 (51.3)108 (44.3)21 (39.6)19 (100)16 (100)7 (100)6 (100)
 Trainee, n (%)168 (48.7)136 (55.7)32 (40.4)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Emergency status
 Urgent, n (%)225 (65.2)161 (66.0)31 (58.5)14 (73.7)13 (81.2)5 (29.4)1 (16.7)
 As soon as possible, n (%)71 (28.2)50 (20.5)13 (24.5)4 (11.6)2 (12.5)2 (28.6)2 (33.3)
 Elective, n (%)49 (19.6)33 (13.5)9 (16.9)1 (5.3)1 (6.2)0 (0)3 (50.0)
Exam location
 Inpatient setting, n (%)332 (96.2)232 (95.1)53 (100)19 (100)16 (100)6 (35.3)6 (100)
 Other causes of hospitalisation, n (%)195 (56.5)148 (60.6)34 (64.2)5 (26.3)4 (25.0)1 (14.3)4 (66.7)
 Hospitalisation for urgent endoscopy, n (%)113 (32.8)74 (30.3)11 (20.8)13 (68.4)11 (68.7)4 (57.1)0 (0)
 Hospitalisation for elective endoscopy, n (%)23 (6.7)10 (4.1)8 (15.1)1 (5.3)1 (6.2)1 (14.3)2 (33.3)
Outpatient setting, n (%)13 (3.8)12 (4.9)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (14.3)0 (0)
Time of examination
 Weekday, n (%)295 (85.5)200 (82.0)47 (88.7)19 (100)16 (100)7 (100)6 (100)
 Weekend or holiday, n (%)19 (4.9)17 (7.0)2 (3.8)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Night, n (%)31 (7.9)27 (11.1)4 (7.5)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Presence of anaesthesiologist or intensivist
 None, n (%)69 (20.0)60 (24.6)9 (16.9)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
 Anaesthesiologist, n (%)201 (58.3)120 (49.2)34 (64.2)19 (100)15 (93.7)7 (100)6 (100)
 Intensivist, n (%)75 (21.7)64 (26.2)10 (18.8)0 (0)1 (6.2)0 (0)0 (0)
Type of anaesthesia
 Sedation, n (%)159 (46.1)112 (45.9)37 (70.0)0 (0)5 (31.2)1 (14.3)3 (50.0)
 General anaesthesia, n (%)167 (48.4)116 (47.5)13 (24.5)19 (100)11 (68.7)6 (85.7)3 (50.0)
 Local, n (%)19 (5.5)16 (6.6)3 (5.7)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
Orotracheal intubation
 For the procedure, n (%)127 (36.8)84 (34.4)6 (11.3)17 (89.5)11 (68.7)6 (85.7)1 (16.7)
 For another reason, n (%)40 (11.6)33 (13.5)6 (11.3)2 (10.5)0 (0)0 (0)1 (16.7)
Vasopressors
 None, n (%)264 (76.5)181 (74.2)47 (88.7)12 (63.2)13 (81.2)5 (71.4)2 (33.3)
 Secondary to sedation, n (%)25 (7.2)16 (6.6)1 (1.9)4 (21.1)2 (12.5)2 (28.6)0 (0)
 Circulatory failure, n (%)56 (16.1)46 (18.9)5 (9.4)3 (15.8)1 (6.2)1 (14.3)0 (0)
  • Expressed in frequencies and percentages (%).

  • EGD, ooesophagogastroduodenoscopy; ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; EUS, endoscopic ultrasound; FNA, fine-needle aspiration.