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Table 3 Summary statistics for variables in first and final year

From: Openness in the NHS: a secondary longitudinal analysis of national staff and patient surveys

Survey (Data year) Variable (years measured) First year Final year
Mean (SD) Median Range Mean (SD) Median Range
NHS Staff Survey Good communication between managers and staff (2008–2017) 26% (7%) 26% (4, 57%) 33% (6%) 34% (14, 48%)
Can contribute towards improvements (2008–2017) 63% (8%) 64% (31, 81%) 70% (6%) 70% (40, 79%)
Fairness and effectiveness of incident reporting procedures (2007–2017) 3.36 (0.11) 3.36 (2.81, 3.67) 3.73 (0.12) 3.74 (3.17, 4.03)
NHS Acute Inpatient Survey Information about condition or treatment (2005–2016) 81% (4%) 80% (73, 93%) 83% (4%) 82% (74, 96%)
Involvement in decisions about care and treatment (2004–2016) 71% (5%) 70% (59, 84%) 73% (5%) 72% (63, 89%)
Ability to talk about worries and fears (2004–2016) 61% (7%) 61% (43, 81%) 56% (6%) 55% (45, 77%)
NHS Community Mental Health Service User Survey Listening carefully (2007–2017) 85% (2%) 85% (80, 90%) 81% (3%) 82% (70, 87%)
Enough time to discuss needs and treatment (2007–2017) 80% (3%) 80% (72, 85%) 80% (3%) 75% (59, 82%)
Formal meetings to review ongoing care (2007–2017) 55% (10%) 53% (37, 75%) 72% (5%) 71% (59, 83%)
Treatment with respect and dignity (2007–2017) 92% (2%) 93% (88, 96%) 83% (4%) 84% (71, 88%)
  1. (Full summary statistics for each year can be found in the supplementary material)