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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients analysed with the GTT* and the number of detected adverse events

From: Are measurements of patient safety culture and adverse events valid and reliable? Results from a cross sectional study

Patients’ characteristics Department 1 Department 2 Statistics
No of patients 135 137  
Male (no) 71 (53%) 67 (49%) ns (p = 0.55)
Age (years) 66 (15) 71 (17) p = 0.01
Stay in hospital (days) 6.8 (6.6) 4.7 (3.2) p < 0.001
Emergency admittance (no) 121 (90%) 128 (94%) ns (p = 0.14)
Malignancy (no) 98 (73%) 18 (13%) p < 0.001
Diagnosis-Related Groups (points) 0.76 (0.27) 0.52 (0.22) p < 0.001
Adverse events (no) 10 (7%) 28 (20%) p = 0.003
  1. The results are given as number (%) and mean (SD).
  2. *Global Trigger Tool.