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Table 3 Selected attributes, levels and relative importance (RI) between patients who have and have not compared hospitals

From: Is the impact of hospital performance data greater in patients who have compared hospitals?

Information on hospital Levels All patients
(n = 337)
RI [95%CI]
Patients who have compared hospitals
(n = 71)
RI [95%CI]
Patients who have not compared hospitals
(n = 266)
RI [95%CI]
Univariate test of difference
β [95% CI]
Report card grade regarding physician's expertise 6.9 vs. 7.7 vs.8.6 17.29 [15.22-19.35] 20.17 [15.57-24.77] 16.52 [14.20-18.83] 3.65 [-1.40-8.71]
Waiting time for outpatient clinic appointment 1 week vs. 4 weeks vs. 7 weeks 15.46 [13.40-17.53] 15.12 [10.66-19.59] 15.55 [13.21-17.90] -0.43 [-5.51-4.65]
Waiting time for surgery 1 week vs. 3 weeks vs. 5 weeks 7.83 [6.63-9.04] 6.97 [4.44-9.49] 8.06 [6.69-9.44] 1.10 [-4.05-1.86]
Positive judgment regarding physicians communication 49% vs. 58% vs. 68% 7.70 [6.67-8.73] 7.40 [5.31-9.49] 7.79 [6.60-8.97] -0.38 [-2.91-2.14]
Surgery with textbook outcome 72% vs. 81% vs. 90% 4.23 [3.32-5.15] 5.73 [3.64-7.82] 3.83 [2.81-4.85] 1.90 [-0.35-4.14]
Attention to pain management 10% vs. 55% vs.100% 3.66 [2.74-4.58] 2.87 [1.03-4.72] 3.87 [2.81-4.93] -1.00 [-3.25-1.26]
Positive judgment regarding treatment explanation 52% vs. 63% vs. 71% 3.63 [2.95-4.31] 3.51 [2.32-4.70] 3.66 [2.86-4.47] -0.15 [-1.82-1.53]
Distance to hospital 5 km vs. 10 km vs. 20 km 3.59 [2.76-4.43] 1.91[0.73-3.09] 4.04 [3.03-5.05] -2.13 [-4.17;-0.09]
Type of hospital academic or non-academic hospital 3.30 [2.53-4.07] 3.30 [1.96-4.64] 3.30 [2.39-4.21] 0.00 [-0.189-1.89]
Positive judgment regarding nurses' communication 43% vs. 54% vs. 66% 2.66 [2.13-3.18] 2.18 [1.12-3.24] 2.78 [2.18-3.39] -0.60 [-1.89-0.69]
Sufficient privacy and ability to participate in decisions 32% vs. 39% vs. 46% 2.56 [2.05-3.07] 1.76 [0.94-2.58] 2.78 [2.17-3.38] -1.02 [-2.26-0.23]
Complications 6% vs. 14% vs. 23% 2.56 [1.76-3.36] 2.38 [1.03-3.72] 2.61 [1.66-3.56] -0.23 [-2.19-1.73]
Travel time to hospital 10 min vs. 20 min vs.30 min 2.40 [1.86-2.95] 1.89 [0.43-3.34] 2.54 [1.97-3.12] -0.66 [-1.99-0.68]
Report card grade regarding the care provided by physicians 7.7 vs. 8.1 vs.8.6 2.38 [1.92-2.85] 2.39 [1.53-3.24] 2.38 [1.84-2.93] 0.00 [-1.14-1.15]
Report card grade regarding the quality of the care 6.6 vs. 7.5 vs. 8.4 2.07 [1.62-2.52] 2.65 [1.64-3.65] 1.91 [1.41-2.42] 0.74 [-0.38-1.84]
Overall report card grade hospital 7.3 vs. 7.9 vs. 8.5 1.74 [1.32 -2.16] 1.34 [0.68-2.00] 1.85 [1.35-2.35] -0.51 [-1.53-0.51]
Percentage of patients who would recommend the hospital 29% vs. 51% vs.74% 1.49 [1.02 -1.95] 1.71 [0.52-2.89] 1.43 [0.92-1.93] 0.28 [-0.86-1.43]
Report card grade regarding the care provided by nurses 7.6 vs. 8.0 vs. 8.5 1.44 [1.10-1.78] 1.22 [0.56-1.88] 1.50 [1.11-1.90] -0.28 [-1.12-0.55]
Positive judgment regarding pain management 49% vs. 61% vs. 74% 1.25 [0.82-1.68] 1.59 [0.40-2.79] 1.16 [0.71-1.60] 0.44 [-0.61-1.49]
No problems with coordination between health care providers 75% vs. 84% vs. 94% 1.17 [0.81-1.52] 0.84 [0.26-1.43] 1.26 [0.83-1.68] -0.41 [-1.28-0.46]
Positive judgment regarding medication explanation 31% vs. 48% vs. 66% 1.15 [0.76-1.54] 0.71 [0.14-1.28] 1.27 [0.80-1.74] -0.56 [-1.52-0.39]
Report card grade regarding information provision to the patient 6.4 vs. 7.0 vs.7.7 1.00 [0.71-1.29] 1.53 [0.79-2.28] 0.86 [0.55-1.17] 0.67 [-0.04-1.38]
Positive judgment regarding patient safety 48% vs. 57% vs. 66% 0.99 [0.63-1.36] 0.91 [0.25-1.56] 1.02 [0.59-1.45] -0.11 [-1.01-0.79]
Positive judgment regarding personal treatment and reception by professionals 92% vs. 95% vs.99% 0.82 [0.57-1.08] 1.09 [0.45-1.73] 0.75 [0.48-1.03] 0.33 [-0.29-0.96]
Report card grade regarding reception when admitted 7.3 vs.7.8 vs. 8.3 0.82 [0.57-1.08] 0.36 [0.03-0.68] 0.31 [0.14-0.48] 0.05 [-0.32-0.42]
Positive judgment regarding the hospital room and food 37% vs. 49% vs.61% 0.74 [0.43-1.04] 0.52 [0.06-0.99] 0.79 [0.42-1.17] -0.27 [-1.03-0.49]
Positive judgment regarding the content of the interview at admission 57% vs.64% vs.71% 0.69 [0.45-0.94] 0.69 [0.21-1.16] 0.69 [0.41-0.98] -0.01 [-0.61-0.60]
No problems with hospital accessibility 48% vs. 71% vs. 94% 0.66 [0.38-0.94] 0.41 [0.02-0.79] 0.72 [0.38-1.07] -0.32 [-1.01-0.37]
Mean duration of hospital admission 5 days vs. 7 days vs. 9 days 0.66 [0.39-0.93] 0.37 [0.03-0.71] 0.73 [0.40-1.06] -0.36 [-1.03-0.30]
Admission in daycare 15% vs. 29% vs. 43% 0.64 [0.40-0.89] 0.61 [-0.02-1.22] 0.65 [0.39-0.92] -0.04 [-0.64-0.55]
Report card grade regarding respect for patients 6.8 vs. 7.5 vs. .8.2 0.58 [0.31-0.85] 1.19 [0.11-2.27] 0.42 [0.24-0.61] 0.77 [0.11-1.42]
Availability of electronic patient data Score 6 vs. Score 8 vs. Score 10 0.55 [0.27-0.83] 0.45 [-0.22-1.13] 0.57 [0.26-0.88] -0.12 [-0.80-0.57]
Report card grade regarding the quality of discharge and after care 6.1 vs. 6.9 vs. 7.8 0.50 [0.26-0.74] 0.85 [0.12-1.58] 0.41 [0.17-0.65] 0.44 [-0.15-1.03]
Wound infections 1% vs. 2% vs. 4% 0.42 [0.23-0.61] 0.90 [0.28-1.52] 0.30 [0.12-0.47] 0.61 [0.14-1.07]
Re-operation or readmission 6% vs. 9% vs.12% 0.39 [0.15-0.63] 0.85 [0.15-1.54] 0.27 [0.02-0.52] 0.58 [-0.20-1.17]
Size of hospital (number of beds) 150 vs. 500 vs. 1000 beds 0.31 [0.14-0.49] 0.37 [-0.03-0.76] -0.30 [0.10-0.50] 0.07 [-0.37-0.50]
Death during admission 0.5% vs. 1% vs. 2% 0.31 [0.12-0.50] 0.67 [0.11-1.22] 0.22 [0.03-0.41] 0.45 [-0.20-0.91]
Cancelled surgeries within 24 hours before the scheduled date 0.5% vs. 3% vs. 6% 0.28 [0.11-0.44] 0.00 [0.00-0.00] 0.35 [0.14-0.56] -0.35 [-0.76-0.06]
Positive judgment regarding information during hospital discharge 67% vs. 76% vs. 85% 0.27 [0.15-0.39] 0.13 [-0.08-0.29] 0.31 [0.16-0.46] -0.18 [-0.48-0.12]
Access to information on medication use at the outpatient clinic 0% vs. 50% vs. 100% 0.18 [0.04-0.31] 0.41 [-0.08-0.91] 0.12 [0.01-0.22] 0.30 [-0.03-0.63]
Pressure sores 1% vs. 6% vs. 11% 0.10 [-0.01-0.21] 0.07 [-0.07-0.20] 0.11 [-0.02-0.24] -0.04 [-0.30-0.22]
   Model fit: Root Likely Hood: 0.617    
  1. Significant differences are presented in bold