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Table 1 Participants’ characteristics

From: Patients and relatives as auditors of safe practices in oncology and hematology day hospitals

Socio-demographic variables Total sample
   N = 136 (%)
Age   Range 20–87 years
   (Mean 57.3, SD 13.8)
Gender
  Male 64 (47.1)
  Female 72 (52.9)
Educationa
  Basic level 65 (47.8)
  Medium level 32 (23.5)
  High level 36 (26.5)
  Missing 3 (2.2)
Type of participant
  Patients 90 (66%)
  Relatives 46 (34%)
Type of treatment
  Chemotherapy 101 (74.3)
  Transfusion 35 (25.7)
Healthcare professional
  Yes 14 (10.29)
  No 103 (81.74)
  Missing 19 (13.28)
Number of day hospital visits during the last 12 months   Median 6
   (Interquartile range: 3–14.5)
Number of hospital stays during the 12 months   Median 1
   (Interquartile range 0–2)
Adverse events Yes 30 (22.1)
  No 106 (77.9)
General perception of hospital safety Not safe enough 3 (2.1)
  Quite safe 72 (53.3)
  Absolutely safe 60 (44.4)
  1. aEducation level: basic level means no formal education or primary education, medium level means high school or vocational education and training diploma, and high-level means university degree and above