Table 4

Multi level linear regression: coefficients and significance per quality aspect with relevant years 2006/2007/2009(#) or 2007/2009

Coefficients per quality aspect****

Year 2007 (compared to 2006)

Year 2009 (compared to 2007)

Publication of results


Physician communication # ****

-0.039 **

0.014

0.032*


Nurses communication#

0.049 **

0.112 ***

0.021


Pain treatment#

-0.050*

-0.062 **

0.033


New medication communication

n/a

0.024

0.086


Accommodation

n/a

0.090***

0.045**


Treatment explanation

n/a

0.069 ***

0.033


Feeling safe

n/a

0.220 ***

0.025


Respect for autonomy

n/a

0.131 ***

0.033


Contradictive information

n/a

0.056 ***

0.026


Discharge information

n/a

0.010

0.026


Ward intake experience

n/a

0.027 **

0.077


Hospital accessibility

n/a

0.026

0.016


*Significant at p < 0.05, **significant at p < 0.01, ***significant at p < 0.001 **** Given the contradiction of the direction and significance of the year coefficients for the aspect 'Physician communication' we conducted a joint significance likelihood test. This test showed that chi2 > 0.000 meaning that the results presented in table are correct as presented

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

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