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Table 3 Comparisons among hospitals based on the quality of medical records in 2005

From: How to limit the burden of data collection for Quality Indicators based on medical records? The COMPAQH experience

QI Observations (N) Overall mean (range) Number of hospitals in each category
    5 4 3 2 1
Medical record conformity 2940 0.72 (0.48–0.93) 10 2 3 4 17
Traceability of pain assessment by department        
- Surgery 950 0.61 (0.03–0.98) 10 0 7 2 7
- General medicine 1171 0.21 (0–0.86) 3 3 10 1 10
- Obstetrics 462 0.34 (0–0.97) 4 1 4 0 7
- Rehabilitation 314 0.43 (0–1) 1 0 2 1 1
Screening for nutritional disorders 2312 0.70 (0.03–0.98) 12 4 9 3 8
Time elapsed before sending copy of discharge letter 2940 0.64 (0.24–0.96) 11 2 12 1 10
  1. Category 1: both CI significantly above the mean; Category 2: 90% CI – but not 99% CI – significantly above the mean; Category 3: not significantly different from overall mean; Category 4: 90% CI – but not 99% CI – significantly below the mean; Category 5: both CI significantly below the mean.
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