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Table 2 Safety survey responses in relation to the departure stage of the transition

From: Implementing a survey for patients to provide safety experience feedback following a care transition: a feasibility study

Departure Safety rating Differences in Characteristics
  N (% of all 366 respondents) Safe (%) Neutral (%) Unsafe (%) Clinical areaa Ageb Genderb
Communication 346 (94.5) 304 (87.9) 32 (9.2) 10 (2.9) p = 0.808 p = 0.132 p = 0.607
Responsiveness 342 (93.4) 303 (88.6) 31 (9.1) 8 (2.3) p = 0.075 p = 0.285 p = 0.807
Delaysc 257 (70.2) Cycle 1: 118 (64.8)
Cycle 2: 34 (45.3)
Cycle 1: 51 (28)
Cycle 2: 23 (30.7)
Cycle 1: 13 (7.1)
Cycle 2: 18 (24.0)
Cycle 1: p = 0.874
Cycle 2: p = 0.151
p = 0.097 p = 0.768
Falls 310 (84.7) 268 (86.5) 37 (11.9) 5 (1.6) p = 0.874 p = 0.887 p = 0.184
Medication 335 (91.5) 278 (83.0) 36 (10.7) 21 (6.3) p = 0.107 p = 0.650 p = 0.182
Hygiene 351 (96.0) 319 (90.9) 29 (8.3) 3 (0.9) p = 0.841 p = 0.559 p = 0.322
  1. a Kruskal-Wallis test comparing the four clinical areas: cardiac, care of older people, orthopaedics, stroke
  2. b Spearman’s rho correlation with safety rating
  3. c Reported per cycle due to changes in the question
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