Table 2

Effects of the presence of organisational features to improve the quality of care at hospitals

Total comparisons

Inpatient

Outpatient


Organisational effect modifiers

n

OR (95%CI)

n

OR (95%CI)

n

OR (95%CI)


leadership

management support

20

1.95 (1.26–3.03)

5

2.77 (0.90–8.51)

11

1.47 (0.83–2.62)

no management support

61

2.20 (1.71–2.84)

24

1.98 (1.21–3.24)

30

2.66 (1.94–3.65)

learning environment

Academic hospital

44

2.15 (1.62–2.86)

9

3.42 (2.25–5.19)

32

1.91 (1.41–2.59)

non academic hospital

37

2.11 (1.49–2.98)

20

1.44 (0.95–2.19)*

9

3.90 (2.87–5.29)*

functional differentiation

>1 medical speciality involved

23

1.57 (1.03–2.38)

13

1.79 (0.90–3.54)

5

1.33 (0.41–4.36)

1 medical speciality involved

58

2.39 (1.87–3.06)

16

2.48 (1.39–4.41)

36

2.43 (1.80–3.27)

more physician types

38

2.06 (1.53–2.79)

15

1.97 (1.15–3.37)

21

2.35 (1.52–3.61)

one physician type

43

2.22 (1.61–3.06)

14

2.62 (1.20–5.76)

20

2.21 (1.46–3.34)

multiprofessional task

14

1.64 (0.94–2.88)

3

1.46 (0.09–24.0)

9

1.86 (0.93–3.71)

no multiprofessional task

67

2.25 (1.78–2.85)

26

2.25 (1.44–3.53)

32

2.41 (1.74–3.34)

local consensus

own guideline

45

1.99 (1.49–2.65)

19

2.11 (1.24–3.60)

23

2.08 (1.41–3.06)

external guideline

36

2.35 (1.68–3.30)

10

2.26 (0.99–5.18)

18

2.57 (1.63–4.06)

own intervention

59

1.78 (1.36–2.32)

16

2.56 (1.56–4.21)

36

1.85 (1.32–2.60)

external intervention

22

4.62 (2.82–7.57)**

13

1.37 (0.60–3.11)

5

12.7 (4.99–32.2)**


n: number of comparisons; OR: Odds ratios (95% confidence interval)

significant differences between presence or absence of possible moderators: * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01

Dijkstra et al. BMC Health Services Research 2006 6:53   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-6-53

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