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Table 3 Comparison of the total score and each dimension score of QDTS in discharged patients with different hospitals (n = 602)

From: Quality analysis of discharge instruction among 602 hospitalized patients in China: a multicenter, cross-sectional study

Item Frequency(n) QDTS – Needed
Mean (SD)
QDTS – Received
Mean (SD)
Teaching skills and effectiveness
Mean (SD)
Total score
Mean (SD)
A Hospital 122 45.30 (15.79) 48.45 (11.72) 109.20 (11.54) 157.65 (20.39)
B Hospital 83 49.08 (13.21) 50.16 (9.11) 103.19 (17.39) 153.35 (24.93)
C Hospital 85 48.06 (12.99) 46.95 (11.34) 103.68 (15.05) 150.64 (24.37)
D Hospital 98 49.52 (8.90) 52.01 (7.43) 109.61 (11.98) 161.62 (18.47)
E Hospital 78 45.14 (13.79) 46.59 (12.82) 107.19 (13.67) 153.78 (22.81)
F Hospital 56 46.16 (11.82) 47.43 (11.91) 96.55 (21.96) 143.98 (31.57)
G Hospital 80 47.53 (11.53) 51.91 (8.54) 112.13 (11.81) 164.04 (18.40)
F   1.726 3.983 9.082 6.508
P 0.11 0.001 0.000 0.000
  1. Abbreviations: QDTS quality of discharged teaching scale, SD standard deviation, p p-value