Table 5

Results of questionnaire survey. Data shown are number of responses (%)

ObservationSimple aspirationChest tube insertion
SR/SpR: senior and specialist registrars.
*One reply in these two groups was excluded from analysis as the response was ambiguous with regard to preferred choice of management.
†Three respondents did not state their specialty (but did indicate their grade), and were therefore excluded from analysis.
Q1. A 20 year old man with a small pneumothorax
    All7 (47)8 (53)0
    Consultants2 (40)3 (60)0
    SRs/SpRs5 (50)5 (50)0
    †General medicine2 (20)8 (80)0
    †A&E3 (100)00
Q2. A 20 year old man with a large pneumothorax
    All06 (38)10 (63)
    Consultants02 (33)4 (67)
    SRs/SpRs04 (40)6 (60)
    †General medicine04 (40)6 (60)
    †A&E01 (33)2 (67)
Q3. A 60 year old man with a moderate pneumothorax and COPD
    All05 (33)10 (67)
    Consultants02 (33)4 (67)
    *SRs/SpRs03 (33)6 (67)
    †General medicine03 (30)7 (70)
    †A&E01 (50)1 (50)