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Table 1 Time of response and reasons not to respond. Frequencies and percentages of sampled departments (n = 600).

From: The structure of quality systems is important to the process and outcome, an empirical study of 386 hospital departments in Sweden

  Frequency Percent
Sampled departments: 600 100
   Valid departments 518 86
   Closed down departments 52 9
   Subordinate departments 30 5
Responding clinics: 386 64
   Immediate response 261 44
   First reminder 79 13
   Second reminder 46 8
Non-responding departments: 132 22
   Reason: Time 33 6
   Reason: Relevancy 5 1
   Reason: Other, or not stated 25 4
   No contact 69 12