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Table 1 Characteristics of hospitals and survey respondents

From: Patient satisfaction and survey response in 717 hospital surveys in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

 Hospitals, N (%)
(N = 164)
Respondents, %
(N = 166′014)
Year
 2011130 (79.3)19.5%
 2012143 (87.2)19.8%
 2013146 (89.0)20.3%
 2014149 (90.9)19.9%
 2015149 (90.9)20.5%
Language
 German120 (73.2)75.0%
 French34 (20.7)20.1%
 Italian10 (6.1)4.9%
Hospital type
 University hospital (level 1)5 (3.0)13.7%
 General hospital (level 2)44 (26.8)38.2%
 General hospital (level 3)30 (18.3)18.4%
 General hospital (level 4)42 (25.6)17.9%
 General hospital (level 5)18 (11.0)5.0%
 Specialized clinics25 (15.2)6.9%
Insurance status(a) 
 Public insurance135 (87.7)66.7%
 Private insurance19 (12.3)33.3%
Gender
 Women 55.2%
 Men 44.8%
Age, years
 18–39 19.7%
 40–59 25.1%
 60–79 39.9%
 80–110 15.0%
  1. aInsurance status of majority of patients