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Table 2 Comparative assessment of context factors in accredited (cases) vs. non-accredited (controls) hospitals

From: Contextual factors favouring success in the accreditation process in Colombian hospitals: a nationwide observational study

Context Factor (variable) Cases Controls P-value
Median or Average IR or
SD
Median or Average IR or
SD
Environment
 External incentives/market a 2.00 2.50 3.50 2.00 0,03
 Board of Trustees/ directors strategic decision c 100%   73.7%   0,02
 External sponsorship for QI projects a 1.00 2.50 1.00 2.00 0,96
 Institutional prestige a 4.00 2.00 4.00 1.00 0,06
Macrosystem
 Management leadership for QI a 5.00 0.00 4.00 1.00 0,002
 Existence of Director or quality Manager a 5.00 0.00 5.00 0.00 0,34
 Culture for QI in the Organization b 4.33 0.47 3.70 0.77 0,004
 Organizational maturity for QI a 5.00 0.00 4.00 1.00 0,004
 Priority for development of human talent QI b 4.13 0.66 3.31 0.77 0.0005
 Availability of resources for QI a 5.00 1.00 3.00 2.00 0.0000
 Information systems support for QI a 4.00 1.00 3.00 2.00 0,002
 Employment stability a 4.00 1.50 3.00 2.00 0,01
Microsystem
 Leadership for QI in the Microsystem a 4.67 0.67 4.17 1.00 0,004
 Motivation for QI a 5.00 1.00 4.00 0.00 0,0009
 Skills for utilization of tools for QI a 5.00 1.00 4.00 2.00 0.0002
 Culture for QI in the Microsystem b 4.33 1.00 4.00 1.00 0,0004
 Involvement of physicians a 4.00 2.50 2.00 1.00 0,0025
Quality Improvement team
 Leadership for managing quality a 5.00 0.00 5.00 1.00 0,015
 Diversity of quality team a 5.00 0.00 4.00 1.00 0,009
 Experience and specific knowledge on QI a 5.00 1.00 5.00 1.00 0,37
 Teamwork a 4,75 0,38 4,50 0,75 0,014
 Skills in techniques and procedures for QI a 5.00 0.00 5.00 1.00 0,68
 Stability of the quality team a 5.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 0,003
  1. a not normally distributed variables. Central tendency measure: Median; Dispersion measure: Interquartile range (IR); Statistical test: Mann Whitney U
  2. bnormally distributed variable. Central tendency measure: Mean; Dispersion measure: Standard Deviation (SD); statistical test: Student’s t
  3. c categorical (binomial) variable. Statistical test: Chi-square