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Table 3 Spearman’s correlation for PLHAMA and mortality rates

From: Patient satisfaction, patients leaving hospital against medical advice and mortality in Italian university hospitals: a cross-sectional analysis

Clinical specialties Number of wards Spearman’s ρ
All departments 405 0.421**
Surgical specialties 229 0.2691**
Medical specialties 176 0.1189
Surgical specialties Cardiac surgery 21 0.2776
Neurosurgery 24 0.4815*
Urology 32 0.1207
Orthopaedics-traumatology 51 0.4778**
General surgery 101 0.3804**
Medical specialties Cardiology 37 0.2883
Neurology 33 0.0424
Internal medicine 106 −0.156
  1. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05