Table 2

Perception of choice by referral method

Question

Categories

Choose & Book

(n = 47)

Partial Booking

(n = 57)

TOTAL

Test comparing groups

(excluding missing data)


"Do you consider that you were given any choice over your appointment?"

Yes

30

23

53

Fisher's exact p = 0.015 (no and unsure combined)

No

13

31

44

Unsure

2

3

5

missing

2

0

2


"Were you given a choice of the following?"

Hospital

Yes

32

11

43

Fisher's exact p < 0.001

No

15

46

61

Appointment Date

Yes

16

17

33

Fisher's exact p = 0.7

No

31

40

71

Time of Appointment

Yes

16

14

30

Fisher's exact p = 0.4

No

31

43

74


Number of hospitals offered

1 – no choice

15

47

62

Mann-Whitney z = 5.3, p < 0.001

2

16

7

23

3

6

1

7

4

6

0

6

Can't remember

4

0

4

missing

0

2

2


Green et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008 8:36   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-36

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