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Table 3 Factors influencing choice of hospital for total hip and knee replacements

From: Patients’ expectations of variation in quality of care relates to their search for comparative performance information

Hospital-related factors n
 1. Reputation 107
 2. Distance 95
 3. Accessibility 79
 4. Type of hospital (university, teaching, or community) 51
 5. Ranking list of ‘100 hospitals’ 41
 6. Hospital size 20
 7. Number of cancelled operations 1
Condition-related factors n
 8. Plan for pre-operative schedules on 1 day 51
 9. Orthopaedic specialism 50
 10. Patient experiences 49
 11. PROMs 49
 12. Waiting list 45
 13. Annual patient volume 42
 14. Infection rates 16
  1. PROMs = Patient-reported outcome measures.
  2. Data were based on 191 answers from eligible respondents.