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Table 4 The characteristics of patients with and without adverse events

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

  Patients without adverse events Patients with adverse events Statistics
No. of patients 234 38  
Male 114 (49%) 24 (63%) ns (p = 0.12)
Age (years) 68 (17) 70 (14) ns (p = 0.50)
Stay in hospital (days) 5.7 (5.5) 6.0 (3.8) ns (p = 0.77)
Emergency admittance 213 (91%) 36 (94%) ns (p = 0.78)
Malignancy 105 (45%) 11 (29%) ns (p = 0.08)
Diagnosis-Related Groups (points) 0.64 (0.28) 0.61 (0.26) ns (p = 0.48)
  1. The results are given as number (%) and mean (SD).