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Table 3 Baseline characteristics from bronchiolitis cluster randomised controlled trial

From: Process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled trial to improve bronchiolitis management – a PREDICT mixed-methods study

Characteristics of hospitals Intervention Control
Provider of paediatric care – no. (%)
 Tertiary 4/13 (31%) 3/13 (23%)
 Secondary 9/13 (69%) 10/13 (77%)
Annual ED presentations per hospital (2017) - Median (IQR) 61,898 (53,000, 81,635) 69,391 (53,880, 85,413)
Proportion of ED paediatric presentations per hospital - Median % (IQR) 25% (20, 31) 21% (20, 24)
Staffing – Full-time equivalent per hospital (January 2017) - Median (IQR)
 Medical ED 48 (31, 61) 66 (31, 77)
 Nursing ED 84 (72, 105) 116 (75, 132)
 Medical paediatric inpatient unit 17 (13, 30) 17 (11, 20)
 Nursing paediatric inpatient unit 30 (22, 39) 26 (21, 36)
Compliance with Australian Bronchiolitis Guideline (pre-intervention) – no. (mean% ± SD)
 During 2014 790/1238 (64%)
(64% ± 15%)
813/1351 (60%)
(60% ± 17%)
 During 2015 952/1378 (69%)
(69% ± 8%)
846/1355 (62%)
(62% ± 16%)
 During 2016 989/1350 (73%)
(73% ± 8%)
874/1331 (66%)
(66% ± 14%)
  1. IQR Interquartile range, SD Standard deviation, ED Emergency Department