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Table 1 Current stage of quality system implementation in Lithuanian support treatment and nursing hospitals in respect to the hospital size

From: Managerial attitude to the implementation of quality management systems in Lithuanian support treatment and nursing hospitals

Criterion Hospital size (number of employees) Total  
  Small (Under 50) Medium (50–100) Large (over 100)    
  n % n % n % n %  
Current QMS implementation stage          χ2 = 15.69; df = 4; p = 0.003.
* p < 0.05 as compared to large-size hospitals.
** p < 0.05 in comparison to other size hospitals
QMS under implementation 14 51.9 10 58.8 3 21.4* 27 46.6  
QMS implemented 6 22.2 6 35.3 11 78.6** 23 39.7  
QMS implementation not started 7 25.9 1 5.9 0 0.0 8 13.8  
Total 27 100 17 100 14 100 58 100  
Quality audit group formation          χ2 = 10.7; df = 2; p = 0.005;
* p < 0.05 in comparison to other size hospitals having audit groups.
Group formed 14 51.9* 13 76.5 14 100 41 70.7  
Group not formed 13 48.1 4 23.5 0 0 17 29.3  
Total 27 100 17 100 14 100 58 100  
Training in QMS          χ2 = 7.64; df = 2; p = 0.02.
System developed 11 40.7 10 58.8 12 85.7 33 56.9  
System absent 16 59.3 7 41.2 2 14.3 25 43.1  
Total 27 100 17 100 14 100 58 100