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Table 3 Patterns of adoption and diffusion of TZD in 327 long-term hospitals

From: Diffusion patterns of new anti-diabetic drugs into hospitals in Taiwan: the case of Thiazolidinediones for diabetes

   Initial time (month)   Peak Penetration1   Time to Peak (month)   Monthly growth (DDD/month)  
  N mean std Mean std mean std mean std
Total number   15.19 11.61 0.1166 0.0667 26.69 13.42 252.65 374.31
Accreditation level          
   Medical Center 18 8.28 10.31 0.1034 0.0402 34.67 12.25 1275.25 692.43
   Regional Hospital 68 10.97 9.52 0.0985 0.0516 31.68 11.07 410.71 298.44
   District Hospital 241 16.90 11.77 0.1227 0.0711 24.69 13.57 131.67 176.87
Ownership          
   Public Hospital 67 15.94 10.96 0.0782 0.0469 25.63 12.54 302.22 446.00
   Non-profit Hospital 65 12.22 10.18 0.1155 0.0543 31.40 12.45 467.35 513.15
   Private Hospital 195 15.93 12.15 0.1302 0.0712 25.49 13.74 164.04 238.14
BNHI Regions          
   Taipei 78 13.12 9.96 0.1204 0.0657 28.19 13.10 314.77 475.98
   Northern 49 16.82 12.21 0.0818 0.0465 23.53 13.52 274.29 397.45
   Central 81 16.93 12.21 0.1333 0.0683 26.95 12.85 203.92 284.37
   Southern 49 14.08 11.22 0.1164 0.0689 22.90 11.79 294.41 374.88
   Kao-Ping 59 15.29 12.86 0.1189 0.0718 28.83 15.56 201.43 328.36
   Eastern 11 14.36 8.72 0.1104 0.0566 33.64 8.16 163.19 182.91
  1. 1: Peak Penetration among patients receiving non-insulin anti-diabetic agents