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Table 4 The Appropriation Distribution Characteristics about Children Inpatients in County Hospitals under the Perception of Doctors

From: Determinants of inappropriate admissions of children to county hospitals: a cross-sectional study from rural China

Variable N (column%) Appropriate Inappropriate χ2 P
N (column%) N (column%)
Age of doctors, (years)
 Less than 36 207(26.85) 92(44.44) 115(55.56) 6.190 0.045
 36–45 237(30.74) 95(40.08) 142(59.92)
 46 years old and above 327(42.41) 111(33.94) 216(66.06)
Educational background of doctors
 Junior college and below 161(20.88) 60(37.27) 101(62.73) 0.164 0.685
 Bachelor degree or above 610(79.12) 238(39.02) 372(60.98)
The degree to which doctors believe they have autonomy in clinical decision-making
 Low 115(14.92) 48(41.74) 67(58.26) 1.118 0.572
 Moderate 355(46.04) 140(39.44) 215(60.56)
 High 301(39.04) 110(36.54) 191(63.46)
The degree to which doctors believe they can understand the patient’s feelings
 Low 159(20.62) 56(35.22) 103(64.78) 1.085 0.581
 Moderate 577(72.24) 229(39.69) 348(60.31)
 High 35(4.54) 13(37.14) 22(62.86)
The degree to which doctors believe tensions between doctors and patients
 Low 184(23.87) 91(49.46) 93(50.54) 12.777 0.002
 Moderate 364(47.21) 123(33.79) 241(66.21)
 High 223(28.92) 84(37.67) 139(62.33)