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Table 8 Mean difficulty scores by hospital and management level

From: Developing senior hospital managers: does ‘one size fit all’? – evidence from the evolving Chinese health system

Hospital and Management LevelMean difficulty scoreN
QFSHHoA3.8030
HoCS3.67209
DoN4.76103
Total4.01a342
LCQHHoA3.0521
HoCS3.2642
DoN2.1625
Total2.90a88
XXHHoA1.5511
HoCS2.6644
DoN3.4613
Total2.63a68
TotalHoA3.15b62
HoCS3.46b295
DoN4.18b141
Total3.63a,b498
  1. QFSH Jinan Qian FoShan Hospital, LCQH Li Cheng Qu Hospital, XXH Xi Xian Hospital
  2. HoA Head of Administration and Functional Departments, HoCS Head of Clinical Services, DoN Directors of Nursing
  3. aHospital: Mean Square = 73.815; F = 10.257; p < 0.00005
  4. bManagement level: Mean Square = 23.918; F = 3.323; p = 0.037