Table 2

Structural characteristics of for-profit, not-for-profit, and government owned hospitals and neighborhoods where these hospitals are located

AMI (N = 1054)

CABG (N = 245)

Childbirth (N = 793)


NFP

FP

Government

NFP

FP

Government

NFP

FP

Government


Number of hospitals

732

140

182

185

39

21

586

73

134


Number of Admissions,

mean (sd)

219*

(288)

179*

(204)

111

(215)

359*

(261)

229

(117)

324*

(182)

1476

(1597)

1307*

(953)

977*

(1292)


Hospital Beds,

mean (sd)

220

(224)

163*

(108)

173

(276)

433

(275)

257

(115)

641

(302)

246*

(237)

187*

(103)

183

(241)


Major teaching hospitals,

number (%)

77

(10.4)

0

(0.0)

25*

(13.7)

59

(30.7)

0

(0.0)

11

(52.4)

70

(12.0)

0

(0.0)

23*

(17.2)



Rural/Urban Location


Rural,

number (%)

58

(7.9)

3

(2.1)

29

(15.9)

1

(0.5)

0

(0.0)

0

(0.0)

35

(6.0)

1

(1.4)

14*

(10.5)


Suburban,

number (%)

230

(31.4)

25

(17.9)

92

(50.6)

13

(6.8)

0

(0.0)

1

(4.8)

191

(32.6)

15

(20.6)

73

(54.5)


Urban,

number (%)

444

(60.7)

112

(80.0)

61

(33.5)

178

(92.7)

39

(100.0)

20

(95.2)

360

(61.4)

57

(78.1)

47

(35.1)



Nurse Staffing Ratio, mean (sd)

2.47

(1.07)

3.14

(1.31)

2.56*

(1.7)

3.12*

(0.95)

3.51*

(1.82)

3.16*

(0.92)

2.54

(1.06)

3.22

(0.95)

2.78*

(1.82)



Socioeconomic Measures


Poverty (standardized), mean (sd)

-0.26

(0.79)

-0.04* (0.72)

-0.4

(0.89)

-0.17*

(0.76)

-0.04*

(0.68)

0.08*

(0.86)

-0.29

(0.84)

-0.05*

(0.76)

0.01

(0.94)


Family Disruption, (standardized),

mean (sd)

0.15*

(1.08)

0.29*

(0.85)

0.07*

(1.21)

0.41*

(1.03)

0.35*

(0.82)

0.44*

(1.26)

0.17*

(1.08)

0.33*

(0.85)

0.10*

(1.25)


Unemployment Rate (standard-ized), mean (sd)

-0.11

(0.88)

0.17*

(0.74)

-0.03*

(1.04)

-0.07*

(0.78)

0.06*

(0.67)

0.18*

(0.82)

-0.15*

(0.88)

0.13*

(0.74)

0.01*

(1.07)


Occupational Composition (standardized), mean (sd)

-0.46

(1.07)

0.02*

(0.94)

-0.20

(0.98)

-0.76

(0.98)

-0.06

(0.77)

-0.70*

(1.26)

-0.47

(0.98)

0.09*

(0.86)

-0.20

(0.98)


*: >0.05

†: ≤0.05

‡: <0.01

∧: <0.001

Symbol in NFP cell represents P-value for NFP vs. FP

Symbol in FP cell represents P-value for FP vs. Government

Symbol in Government cell represents P-value for Government vs. NFP

Cram et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:90   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-90

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