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Table 4 Safety survey responses in relation to the arrival stage of the transition

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

Arrival Safety rating Differences in Characteristics
  N (% of all 366 respondents) Safe (%) Neutral (%) Unsafe (%) Arrival destinationa Ageb Genderb
Communication 235 (64.2) 219 (93.2) 11 (4.7) 5 (2.1) p = 0.980 p = 0.840 p = 0.122
Responsiveness 237 (64.8) 210 (88.6) 23 (9.7) 4 (1.7) p = 0.315 p = 0.691 p = 0.207
Delays 223 (60.9) Cycle 1: 118 (79.7)
Cycle 2: 34 (45.3)
Cycle 1: 21 (14.2)
Cycle 2: 23 (30.7)
Cycle 1: 9 (6.1)
Cycle 2: 18 (24.0)
p < 0.001
Safec
Home, 58.8%
Hospital, 68.8%
p = 0.084 p = 0.039 (male more likely to report safe)
Falls 241 (65.8) 204 (84.6) 32 (13.3) 5 (2.1) p = 0.052 p = 0.069 p = 0.001 (male more likely to report safe)
Medication 239 (65.3) 213 (89.1) 21 (8.8) 5 (2.1) p = 0.433 p = 0.404 p = 0.400
Hygiene 241 (65.8) 219 (90.9) 17 (7.1) 5 (2.1) p = 0.779 p = 0.927 p = 0.351
  1. a Mann-Whitney U test comparing the two categories with > 10 responses: home, hospital
  2. b Spearman’s rho correlation
  3. c Cycle 1 only as too few respondents (n = 2) reported going to hospital in cycle 2
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