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Table 2 Inpatient mortality (number of deaths per 1,000 admissions) for general-acute hospitals (N = 307)

From: Comparing public and private hospitals in China: Evidence from Guangdong

   Inpatient mortality
central tendency
Inpatient mortality inter-quartile range
Sub-groups of general-acute hospitals N Median Mean 25th percentile 75th percentile
Ownership      
   Government 176 9.5032 16.9060 5.3402 16.4919
   Non-government non-profit 49 7.3910 19.0579 <0.0001 20.9790
   Private for-profit 51 <0.0001 10.0783 <0.0001 6.5200
Size      
   20--100 beds 115 4.0912 16.3998 <0.0001 9.4737
   >100 beds 161 10.5263 15.7597 5.8560 16.2728
Contracted hospital for social insurance beneficiaries      
   Not appointed 84 2.7911 9.7748 <0.0001 12.8986
   Appointed (dingdian) hospital 192 8.6595 18.7615 4.5191 16.2873
Academic affiliation (proxy for teaching status)      
   Non-university hospital 263 6.9565 15.7932 2.5100 14.3541
   University hospital 13 17.4364 20.7440 12.8205 28.4837
Urban/rural location      
   Urban 201 7.1259 18.6061 0.8300 17.0828
   Rural 75 8.1411 9.1129 4.4577 13.0880
Jibie (Hospital accreditation level)      
   Not classified 121 5.7358 16.3540 <0.0001 12.5829
   Level 1 (community health center) 54 4.7862 10.5825 2.9674 8.6754
   Level 2 76 10.8236 16.8193 6.2358 15.3246
   Level 3 (highest tertiary care) 25 21.1464 23.7896 15.3653 28.7565