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Table 4 Reasons why MgSO4 was not used

From: Antenatal magnesium sulphate administration for fetal neuroprotection: a French national survey

  Speciality Center n/N (%)
Anaesthetists n/N (%) Obstetricians n/N (%) Paediatricians n/N (%) Total n/N (%) P a
Lack of knowledge 0/4 2/12 (17) 4/21 (19) 6/37 (16) .95 6/25 (24)
Lack of scientific evidence 0/4 2/12 (17) 2/21 (10) 4/37 (11) .55 3/25 (12)
Lack of guidelines 0/4 4/12 (33) 11/21 (52) 15/37 (41) .29 13/25 (52)
Benefit-risk balance 0/4 2/12 (17) 3/21 (14) 5/37 (14) .85 5/25 (20)
Lack of experience 0/4 7/12 (58) 10/21 (48) 17/37 (46) .55 17/25 (68)
Lack of written protocol 0/4 7/12 (58) 9/21 (43) 16/37 (43) .39 13/25 (52)
Reluctance of obstetricians 0/4 2/12 (17) 2/21 (10) 4/37 (11) .55 3/25 (12)
Reluctance of anesthesiologists 0/4 2/12 (17) 3/21 (14) 5/37 (14) .85 5/25 (20)
Reluctance of pediatricians 0/4 2/12 (17) 2/21 (10) 4/37 (11) .55 4/25 (16)
  1. Values are n/N (%)
  2. Multiple answers were possible
  3. aComparison between the answers provided by obstetricians and pediatricians, as anesthesiologists did not answer this question when they did not use MgSO4