TABLE 3

Availability of Consultation Services

Consultation AvailabilityTimes
Weekdays N (%)Weeknights N (%)Weekend Days N (%)Weekend Nights N (%)
On site87 (77.7)3 (2.7)5 (4.5)1 (0.9)
Telephone; can return to hospital6 (5.4)54 (48.2)52 (46.4)54 (48.2)
Telephone only0 (0)18 (16.1)17 (15.2)19 (17.0)
Not available19 (17.0)37 (33.0)38 (33.9)38 (33.9)
  • Percentages calculated as a proportion of the 112 hospitals that indicated that they had PPC programs; programs that left these questions blank were presumed not to provide the indicated coverage.