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Table 2 Study groups and response rate (for intervention and control departments across time)

From: The effects of improving hospital physicians working conditions on patient care: a prospective, controlled intervention study

       Baseline (T1)      Follow-up (T2)  
Surveyed groups   Eligible physicians Participating physicians % Physicians employed Participating physicians %
Physicians Intervention 35 19 54.3 37 21 56.8
Control 27 19 70.0 25 16 64.0
   Admitted patients Participating patients % Admitted patients Participating patients %
Patients Intervention 1009 437 43.3 1027 621 60.5
  Control 751 305 40.6 805 296 36.8
  1. Note: Intervention (Trauma Surgery and Cardiology Department), Control (General Surgery and Gastroenterology); Admitted patients: in patients who were admitted to the study departments within the timeline of respective assessments.