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Table 4 Patients' overall assessment of the quality of care for accredited and non-accredited hospitals*, data from 25 hospital, 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
Cooperation physicians and nursing staff 1775 3.31 (0.81)1 1159 3.31 (0.80)1 0.629u
Perceived quality of care 1792 3.41 (0.84)1 1175 3.39 (0.83)1 0.355u
Judgment of length of stay 1774 3.00 (0.57)2 1157 2.98 (0.59)2 0.623u
Recommendation rate*:      0.887c
   Definitively yes 1171 (65.6%) 776 (65.8%)  
   All other resonses 615 (34.4%) 403 (34.2%)  
  1. uMann Whitney U test
  2. cChi Square test (Pearson)
  3. *Note. Cell includes cell size and column percentages
  4. 1Scale from 1 to 5: 1 = poor to 5 = excellent
  5. 2Scale from 1 to 5: 1 = much shorter than necessary to 5 = much longer than necessary