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Table 8 The best and worst aspects of the hospital day (Q4 and Q5) expressed by the children

From: Measuring patient experiences in a Children’s hospital with a medical clowning intervention: a case-control study

 Intervention group (n / %)Reference group (n / %)
Best aspects of the hospital day1. Clowns (20 / 53%)1. Nurses (8 / 25%)
2. Nurses (5 / 13%)2. Food (6 / 19%)
3. Food (4 / 11%)3. Games (5 / 16%)
4. Playing (3 / 8%)4. Videos, reading, other (each 2 / 6%)
Worst aspects of the hospital day1. Waiting (12 / 32%)1. Waiting (12 / 38%)
2. Pain (9 / 24%)2. Pain (8 / 25%)
3. Anaesthesia (4 / 11%)3. Anaesthesia (4 / 13%)
4. Examination (2 / 5%)4. Other (3 / 9%)