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Table 4 QMS implementation problems in Lithuanian support treatment and nursing hospitals

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

QMS implementation problem Hospital size (number of employees) General
  Small (under 50) Medium (50–100) Large (over 100)      
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD X2 df p
Quality policy definition 2.55 1.57 2.47 1.12 2.86 1.56 2.60 1.42 0.60 2 .74
Quality goal setting 2.86 1.52 2.59 1.12 2.64 1.78 2.72 1.46 0.72 2 .70
Appointment of local audit group manager 3.14 1.61 3.29 1.69 2.71 1.59 3.08 1.62 1.17 2 .56
Audit group formation 4.68 2.15 4.18 1.91 3.07 1.64 4.09 2.02 5.77 2 .06
Personnel training 4.18 1.18 4.47 1.42 4.57 1.50 4.38 1.33 1.09 2 .58
Procedure development 5.41 1.44 5.65 1.37 5.29 1.44 5.45 1.39 0.55 2 .76
Development of job instructions 4.73 1.45 4.65 1.00 4.50 1.87 4.64 1.43 0.06 2 .97
Use of diagnostic and treatment methods 3.91 1.41 3.82 1.55 4.29 1.54 3.98 1.47 0.55 2 .76
Staff resistance to QMS implementation 3.09 1.48 2.88 1.05 2.64 1.50 2.91 1.35 1.26 2 .53
Information deficiency 4.68 1.36 5.65* 1.41 4.93 1.49 5.06 1.45 6.46 2 .04
Lack of financial resources 5.32 1.81 5.71 1.31 5.07 1.86 5.38 1.67 0.66 2 .72
  1. * p < 0.05, statistically significant difference in comparison to hospitals with employee number under 50