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Table 4 Characteristics of the audited patients

From: Educational outreach visits to improve venous thromboembolism prevention in hospitalised medical patients: a prospective before-and-after intervention study

Demographic Pre intervention (n = 150) Post intervention (n = 150) P Value
Age Mean (SD) 70.8 (14.4) 72.4 (13.9) 0.33*
Sex Number (%)   0.9^
    Male 84 (56) 83 (55.3)  
    Female 66 (44) 67 (44.7)  
Admitting specialty    0.98^
    Cardiology 91 (61) 90 (60)  
    Oncology 3 (2) 3 (2)  
    Thoracic medicine 6 (4) 5 (3.3)  
    Gastroenterology 11 (7.3) 8 (5.3)  
    Nephrology 9 (6) 9 (6)  
    Neurology 13 (8.7) 12 (8)  
    Rheumatology 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)  
    Cardiac investigations 12 (8) 18 (12)  
    Immunology 4 (2.7) 4 (2.7)  
  1. Percentages may not add up to 100 due to missing data. SD Standard Deviation; *T test; ^Chi-square.