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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of participating and nonparticipating hospitals to the SINERGY trial (N = 24)

From: Quality improvement strategies for organizational change: a multiphase observational study to increase insight into nonparticipating organizations

  Participating hospitals
(N = 19)
Nonparticipating hospitals
(N = 5)
p value
Total number of hospital beds, median [range] 715 [367–1320] 653 [180–976] 0.455a
Type of hospital, N (%)    >  0.999b
  University medical center 6 (31.6) 1 (20.0)  
  Non university teaching hospital 13 (68.4) 4 (80.0)  
Level of care, N (%)    0.631b
  Secondary care 12 (63.2) 4 (80.0)  
  Tertiary care 7 (36.8) 1 (20.0)  
Time to functional recovery (days)    
  Unadjusted, median [range] 4.0 [3.0–5.0] 5.0 [3.0–6.0] 0.205a
Length of postoperative hospital stay (days)    
  Unadjusted, median [range] 6.0 [4.0–10.5] 5.0 [3.0–7.0] 0.659a
  1. Group differences were tested using the Mann-Whitney U test a or Fisher’s exact test b at hospital level. N = number of hospitals