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Table 3 Characteristics of hospitals, by hospital language

From: The impact of hospital language on the rate of in-hospital harm. A retrospective cohort study of home care recipients in Ontario, Canada

Characteristic of HospitalLanguage of HospitalP value*
English-speaking (N = 147)Bilingual (N = 12)
Academic Institution – no. (%)
 Yes19 (12.9%)3 (25.0%)0.244
 No128 (87.1%)9 (75.0%) 
Emergency Department – no. (%)
 Yes140 (95.2%)12 (100%)0.439
 No7 (4.8%)0 (0%) 
Urban/Rural Hospital – no. (%
 Urban74 (50.3%)4 (33.3%)0.257
 Rural73 (49.7%)8 (66.7%) 
Total Number of Beds – mean +/− s.d.121.85 ± 129.4247.44 ± 48.570.089
 Number of ICU beds – mean +/− s.d.11.20 ± 15.762.44 ± 3.320.100
 Number of medical beds – mean +/− s.d.51.65 ± 65.6917.56 ± 26.420.124
 Number of obstetric beds – mean +/− s.d.9.78 ± 13.476.11 ± 9.240.424
 Number of pediatric beds – mean +/− s.d.4.21 ± 7.241.33 ± 1.800.238
 Number of surgical beds – mean +/− s.d.28.70 ± 42.429.67 ± 16.290.184
  1. Note: ICU Intensive Care Unit
  2. * Characteristics were compared using t-tests for continuous variables and chi-squared tests for categorical variables