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Table 1 Comparisons between the average transplant recipient at Medicare volume compliant and non-compliant hospitals.

From: Payer leverage and hospital compliance with a benchmark: a population-based observational study

  KIDNEY LIVER HEART LUNG
  Non-compliant
(n = 40)
Compliant
(n = 133)
P-value Non-compliant
(n = 29)
Compliant
(n = 59)
P-value Non-compliant
(n = 60)
Compliant
(n = 40)
P-value Non-compliant
(n = 40)
Compliant
(n = 26)
P-value
Mean age ± std
dev (years)
37.0 ± 12.9 45.2 ± 3.1 ** 46.3 ± 14.1 49.4 ± 2.2   49.8 ± 11.1 51.4 ± 3.2   46.8 ± 13.6 49.4 ± 4.0  
Prop female 46% 41% * 38% 38%   30% 24% * 50% 50%  
Prop w/>15%
Black
36% 37%   8% 8%   15% 21%   13% 3% *
Prop elect admit 40% 38%   31% 22% * 22% 22%   21% 16%  
Prop w/>20%
Med pen
73% 100% ** 24% 38%   47% 71% ** 43% 71% **
  1. Abbreviations: std dev, standard deviation; prop, proportion; w/, with; elect admit, elective admission; Med pen, Medicare penetration
  2. † T-tests assuming unequal variances were performed for continuous variables and chi-square analyses were performed for categorical variables.
  3. *For P ≤ 0.05.
  4. **For P ≤ 0.001.