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Table 3 Trend of adherence to each indicator by semester

From: How to promote, improve and test adherence to scientific evidence in clinical practice

CONDITION INDICATOR 1st semester 2002 Percentage (95%CI) 2nd semester 2002 Percentage (95%CI) 1st semester 2003 Percentage (95%CI) 2nd semester 2003 Percentage (95%CI) 1st semester 2004 Percentage (95%CI)
STROKE CT scan performed within 24 hours of hospital presentation[17] 91% (86–97) 90% (84–96) 96% (92–100) 96% (93–99) 93% (88–98)
  Patients admitted to a dedicated ward[18] 63% (56–71) 74% (67–81) 81% (75–87) 80% (74–86) 82% (75–89)
  Visits by the physical medicine specialist within 24 hours of request for patients with rehabilitative indication [18] 78% (69–87) 65% (55–75) 94% (89–99) 82% (74–90) 75% (66–84)
  Patients transferred to a post-acute care facility according to their clinical indications [41] 89% (78–100) 78% (64–91) 80% (72–89) 79% (72–86) 73% (64–82)
  Psychiatric tests (GDS) administered to patients eligible for the test [42] 67% (58–78) 57% (46–69) 73% (64–83) 74% (65–83) 75% (66–84)
  Patients discharged alive who underwent 1 follow-up visit 1–3 months after the onset of stroke [16] 57% (47–68) 67% (57–76) 80% (72–88) 69% (60–78) 74% (65–83)
CHEST PAIN Patients discharged from the ED and readmitted to hospital within 1 month [43] 3.2% (1–6) 1.4% (0–3) 0.5% (0–2) 1.9% (0–4) 0%
  Hospitalized patients admitted to the appropriate ward according to pain characteristics [44] 64% (61–67) 61% (58–64) 81% (78–84) 73% (70–76) 77% (74–80)
  Patients with AMI admitted to the coronary ICU within 60 minutes of hospital presentation [45] 63% (55–70) 65% (58–72) 77% (70–84) 70% (63–77) 76% (69–83)
  Diagnoses of AMI in the discharge summaries inconsistent with clinical records [46] 8% (5–11) 9% (5–13) 7% (4–10) 7% (4–10) 5% (2–8)
COPD Patients hospitalized in the appropriate ward according to severity [47] 64% (57–71) 62% (55–69) 75% (69–81) 92% (88–96) 86% (81–91)
  Patients eligible for spirometry who underwent spirometry [48] 56% (49–63) 49% (41–56) 92% (88–96) 92% (88–96) 96% (93–99)
  Patients with MRC dyspnea grade >= 3 on admission who improved on discharge [49] 86% (79–92) 83% (77–90) 91% (86–96) 88% (82–94) 87% (81–93)
  Patients hospitalized for the appropriate number of days according to clinical severity [50] 93% (88–98) 98% (95–100) 96% (93–100) 94% (89–99) 97% (94–100)
CHILD DELIVERY Cesarean sections on the total number of child deliveries [51] 41% (38–44) 41% (39–44) 35% (32–38) 39% (36–42) 39% (36–42)
  Elective cesarean sections for women with previous cesarean section without contraindications to vaginal delivery [52] 66% (57–75) 60% (51–69) 45% (36–54) 64% (55–73) 56% (47–65)
  Cesarean sections performed because of the woman's psychological refusal of vaginal delivery [53] 25% (18–32) 17% (11–23) 18% (12–24) 15% (10–20) 20% (15–25)
LUNG CANCER Patients included in the ICP within 2 weeks of the first X-ray [54]   53% (43–62) 55% (43–67) 61% (51–71) 62% (51–73)
  Patients diagnosed within 4 weeks since ICP inclusion [54]   73% (64–82) 73% (63–83) 78% (69–87) 62% (51–73)
  Staged patients [55]   89% (83–95) 97% (93–100) 93% (88–98) 96% (92–100)
  Patients transferred to the intensive care unit for the first 24 hours after surgery [56]   93% (87–99) 87% (77–97) 81% (70–92) 86% (76–96)
  Patients who underwent surgery according to eligibility criteria [55]   91% (84–98) 97% (93–100) 88% (81–95) 91% (85–97)
  Borderline cases discussed by the multidisciplinary group [55]   100% 100% 100% 100%