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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for patients in accredited and non-accredited hospitals*, data from 25 hospitals

From: Challenging the holy grail of hospital accreditation: A cross sectional study of inpatient satisfaction in the field of cardiology

  accredited non-accredited P
Age 1735 68.1 (11.9) 1153 67.7 (12.4) 0.484u
Length of stay 1685 9.7 (8.7) 1081 10.6 (10.5) 0.104u
Gender      0.177c
   Female 726 (41.3%) 448 (38.8%) 0.538c
Nationality of patients      
   German 1597 (96.5%) 1094 (96.0%)  
   migrants 58 (3.5%) 45 (4.0%)  
  1. *Note. Cells include either the mean +/- standard deviation or cell size and column percentages.
  2. c Chi Square test (Pearson)
  3. u Mann Whitney U test