Table 1

number of questions per quality aspect

Quality aspects

2006

2007

2009


Physician communication

4

4

4


Nurses communication

4

4

4


Pain treatment

3

3

3


New medication communication

5*

2

2


Accommodation

4*

5

5


Treatment explanation

3

3


Feeling safe

5

5


Respect for autonomy

7

7


Contradictive information

3

3


Discharge information

7*

8

8


Ward intake experience

4

4


Intake conversation*

15*

12*


Hospital accessibility

3

3


Nurse services*

3*


Intervention planning*

3*


* Quality aspect and/or measurement for particular year is excluded from secondary analyses

Ikkersheim and Koolman BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:76   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-76

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