Table 1

Features of participating hospitals by region
Items Beijing Shaanxi P
Type of hospital*
  Teaching (Tier 3A) 9 (90%) 3 (30%) 0.0024
  Teaching (Tier 3B) 1 (10%) 1 (10%) NS
  Non-teaching (Tier 3A) 0 (0%) 5 (50%) 0.039
  Non-teaching (Tier 3B) 0 (0%) 1 (10%) 1.0
Location‡
  Capital of China or province 10 (100%) 7 (70%) 0.2105
  Non-capital 0 (0%) 3 (30%)
Physicians status
  Resident 12 (37.5) 20 (37.0) 0.966
  Attending physician 15 (46.9) 15 (27.8) 0.072
  Associated chief physician 3 (9.4) 10 (18.5) 0.253
  Chief physician 2 (6.3) 9 (16.7) 0.162
Number of bed (means ±SD) 1151 ± 381 816 ± 451 0.0894
Total diarrhea patients/site (means ±SD) 2719 ± 1460 1241 ± 661 0.0124
Enroll Number/site 40 40 NS
Enroll rate § (%)(means ±SD) 2.2 ± 2.2 5.0 ± 4.3 0.0878
Response rate of questionnaire 100% 100% NS

* All of hospitals are Tier 3 hospitals and no community hospital. ‡ All of 20 hospitals are located in cities and no rural. § Enroll rate = Enroll number/total diarrhea patients × 100%.

Hou et al.

Hou et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:41   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-41

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