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Table 1 Characteristics of all hospitals in our sample compared with all US hospitals

From: A cross-sectional study assessing the association between online ratings and clinical quality of care measures for US hospitals: results from an observational study

Criteria Characteristics Sample Hospitals (N = 623; in %) US Hospitalsa (N = 4861; in %)
Hospital Type Critical Access Hospitals 2.0 25.8
  Acute Care Hospitals 98.0 73.7
  Childrens 0.0 0.5
Hospital Ownership Government Hospitals 14.6 25.5
  Hospitals owned by physicians 0.9 1.1
  Proprietary Hospitals 17.8 16.2
  Voluntary non-profit Hospitals 66.7 57.2
  Tribal 0.0 0.0
Emergency Service Yes 96.8 92.1
  No 3.2 7.9
Ability to receive lab results electronically Yes 81.1 67.4
  No 14.3 20.5
  Not Available 4.6 12.1
Ability to track patients’ lab results, tests, and referrals electronically between visits Yes 74.7 61.9
  No 20.6 25.6
  Not Available 4.7 12.5
Safe Surgery Checklist Use Yes 88.5 79.1
  No 6.9 8.9
  Not Available 4.6 12.0
Cardiac surgery registry Does not have a Cardiac Surgery 40.7 55.4
  Yes 52.0 22.7
  No 3.1 1.3
  Not Available 4.2 20.7
General surgery registry Yes 28.9 13.9
  No 66.9 65.5
  Not Available 4.2 20.7
Nursing care registry Yes 63.9 35.4
  No 31.9 44.0
  Not Available 4.2 20.7
Stroke care registry Yes 65.1 35.9
  No 30.7 43.4
  Not Available 4.2 20.7
  1. aBased on the Hospital Compare database (N = 4861)