Table 3

Comparison of eight aspects PHE preparedness capacities (capacity 5 to 8) among different characteristics of hospitals, Beijing, Shandong, Guangxi, and Hainan, China, 2004–2005 (N = 318)

Variables

Number

Capacity 5

95% CI

Capacity 6

95% CI

Capacity 7

95% CI

Capacity 8

95% CI


Region

Beijing

95

6.5,8.1**

4.0,4.9

5.7,6.6*

3.4,4.4**

Hainan

16

5.4,9.9**

3.6,5.6

4.2,7.5*

2.2,5.3**

Shandong

78

8.8,10.7**

4.4,5.4

5.9,7.0*

4.6,6.2**

Guangxi

129

8.5,9.8**

4.0,4.6

5.1,6.0*

3.2,4.1**


Classification

Tertiary grade A

75

8.2,10.2*

4.6,5.7**

5.9,7.0

4.7,6.0**

Tertiary grade B

21

8.6,11.4*

4.4,5.9**

4.9,7.1

4.2,6.9**

Secondary grade A

188

8.0,9.2*

4.1,4.6**

5.6,6.2

3.2,4.0**

Secondary grade B

34

5.5,8.3*

2.6,3.9**

4.3,6.1

2.8,4.8**


Teaching hospital

Yes

228

8.6,9.6*

4.4,5.0

5.8,6.4

4.0,4.8

No

87

6.8,8.5*

3.6,4.4

5.2,6.2

3.1,4.3


Type

General hospital

189

8.7,9.9**

4.5,5.0

5.9,6.5

3.7,4.5

TCM hospital

41

7.3,9.6**

3.7,4.7

4.6,6.2

2.9,4.7

TCM-WM hospital

7

8.9,13.7**

1.6,7.0

3.6,8.7

1.9,8.7

Specialized hospital

58

5.5,7.7**

3.4,4.4

5.0,6.4

3.9,5.5

Community health center

1

--**

--

--

--

Emergency center

1

--**

--

--

--


SARS patients admitted

Yes

68

7.6,9.6

4.3,5.3*

5.9,6.8

3.1,4.3

No

245

8.2,9.3

4.2,4.7*

5.6,6.2

3.9,4.7


† *0.01 < p < 0.05, **p < 0.01; 95% CI: 95% confidence interval of means.

‡ Capacity 5: Procedures for medical treatment (highest score = 15); Capacity 6: Laboratory diagnosis and management (highest score = 9); Capacity 7: Staff training (highest score = 9); Capacity 8: Risk communication (highest score = 11).

§ The post-hoc multiple significant comparison shows that: Capacity5 (Beijing vs Shandong; Beijing vs Guangxi; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Secondary grade B vs Tertiary grade B; Secondary grade A vs Secondary grade B; General hospital vs Specialized hospital; TCM hospital vs Specialized hospital; TCM-WM hospital vs Specialized hospital); Capacity6 (Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade A; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade B; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade B); Capacity7 (Shandong vs Guangxi);Capacity8 (Beijing vs Shandong; Hainan vs Shandong; Guangxi vs Shandong; Tertiary grade A vs Secondary grade A; Secondary grade B vs Tertiary grade A; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade A; Tertiary grade B vs Secondary grade B).

Li et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:319   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-319

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