Table 1

Hospital characteristics*

Government

(N = 212)

Nongovernment nonprofit

(N = 79)

Private for-profit

(N = 71)

P-value


Rural (%)

27.8

(44.9)

24.0

(43.0)

19.7

(40.1)

0.1642

Acute-care (%)

83.0

(37.6)

62.0

(48.8)

71.8

(45.3)

0.0064

Jibie (Hospital accreditation level):

0.0000

Not classified

32.4

75.0

87.3

Level 1

21.9

5.3

9.9

Level 2

32.4

18.4

2.8

Level 3 (highest)

13.3

1.3

0.0

Average number of beds

256.3

(308.4)

124.0

(155.9)

66.8

(114.0)

0.0000

Value of total hospital assets (RMB)

15,935.6

(29,091.3)

2,208.3

(3,080.0)

2,717.3

(11,831.5)

0.0000

Number of machines valued over 10,000 RMB

310.0

(611.7)

44.7

(63.5)

41.3

(70.7)

0.0000

Staffing (averages):

Number of employees

355.1

(420.7)

120.1

(134.1)

89.0

(109.9)

0.0000

Number of physicians

114.1

(134.0)

32.8

(37.7)

24.0

(29.6)

0.0000

Number of nurses

115.8

(152.3)

32.9

(47.1)

24.8

(44.1)

0.0000

Number of pharmacists

23.6

(27.4)

7.3

(8.1)

4.8

(5.3)

0.0000

Patient volume (averages):

Inpatient admissions

7,138.1

(8,395.0)

1,326.5

(3,081.4)

1,060.6

(3,139.7)

0.0000

Total outpatient visits

3,72,521.2

(4,19,051.5)

60,006.18

(83,287.9)

48,010.68

(1,12,454.4)

0.0000

Internal medicine

91,391.4

(1,29,503.7)

18,990.6

(31,165.4)

12,534.8

(28,439.2)

0.0000

Surgery

28,471.6

(41,400.0)

5,623.1

(8,904.8)

8,365.1

(18,076.1)

0.0000

Ob/Gyn

42,820.8

(51,862.3)

6,446.8

(11,973.2)

8,423.5

(23,649.6)

0.0000

Pediatrics

31,387.0

(79,364.0)

3,051.6

(6,022.9)

4,107.3

(11,671.7)

0.0000

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

38,047.7

(68,017.8)

5,998.2

(9,839.4)

2,399.8

(4,128.2)

0.0000

Emergency room (ER) visits

42,532.5

(48,046.8)

7,711.5

(14,863.1)

6,158.5

(17,050.1)

0.0000

Average occupancy rate (%)

70.4

(33.5)

39.0

(32.9)

39.9

(35.0)

0.0000

Average length of stay (days)

22.0

(159.0)

61.2

(212.7)

14.6

(56.6)

0.8449

Average inpatient mortality rate (per 1000 admissions)

18.0248

(29.8192)

37.9922

(113.1023)

9.8640

(33.9575)

0.8337


Note: The table reports variable means and standard deviations (in parentheses) for all variables except for jibie (hospital accreditation level), for which frequency is reported. The p-value column refers to the p-value on the coefficient of an ownership categorical variable (1, 2, 3) in a regression with the row variable as the dependent variable. A p-value of 0.0000 indicates that the p-value was less than 0.00005.

Eggleston et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:76   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-76

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