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Table 1 Required number and sampling criteria of patients in each sampled hospital

From: What do patients care most about in China’s public hospitals? Interviews with patients in Jiangsu Province

Type of patients Departments of internal medicine Departments of surgery
Urban residents Rural residents Urban residents Rural residents
Outpatients 2 1 2 1
Inpatients 1 2 1 2
Total 3 3 3 3