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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for accredited and non-accredited hospitals*, data from 25 hospitals, STD = standard deviation

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

  accredited non-accredited P
  n Mean (STD) n Mean (STD) Value
Teaching hospital      0.141c
   Yes   6 (40.0%)   7 (70.0%)  
   No   9 (60.0%)   3 (30.0%)  
Ownerstatus      0.071c
   Public   0 (0%)   2 (20.0%)  
   Non-profit   15 (100.0%)   8 (80.0%)  
No of beds 13 60 (22) 9 69 (29) 0.482u
Case load 12 3353 (2089) 7 3489 (2078) 0.933u
Physician/bed ratio 13 0.25 (0.07) 9 0.26 (0.08) 0.616u
Specialist/bed ratio 15 0.41 (0.14) 10 0.48 (0.08) 0.141u
Nurse/bed ratio 13 0.66 (0.15) 9 0.89 (0.65) 0.548u
Proportion RNs 15 0.83 (0.08) 10 0.87 (0.07) 0.166u
  1. *Note. Cells include either the mean +/- standard deviation or cell size and column percentages.
  2. uMann Whitney U test
  3. cChi Square test (Pearson)