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Table 1 Descriptive statistics: readmission rates, staff responsiveness, nurse or doctor communication, and hospital Characteristics by clinical condition

From: Patients’ perceptions of interactions with hospital staff are associated with hospital readmissions: a national survey of 4535 hospitals

Variables Acute myocardial infarction Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Heart failure Hip/knee surgery Pneumonia Stroke
  Mean(SD) Mean(SD) Mean(SD) Mean(SD) Mean(SD) Mean(SD)
Sample size 2234 3513 3574 2734 3758 2740
30-day readmission rate (%) 17.84(1.06) 20.76(1.31) 22.70(1.66) 5.19(0.67) 17.35(1.31) 13.30(1.20)
Percent of patients reported in the Top Box for the category
Responsiveness of hospital staff (%) 63.78(6.24) 66.43(7.91) 66.53(7.96) 65.98(7.54) 67.03(8.35) 64.77(6.71)
Communication with nurse (%) 77.32(4.42) 78.44(4.99) 78.47(5.02) 78.41(4.69) 78.70(5.24) 77.76(4.52)
Communication with doctor (%) 79.60(3.84) 81.19(4.88) 81.24(4.93) 80.60(4.14) 81.45(5.12) 80.29(4.29)
Hospital characteristics
Hospital ownership % % % % % %
 Government 12.85 18.96 19.11 14.63 20.65 15.58
 For-profit 18.53 16.94 17.04 19.60 16.37 17.66
 Non-profit 68.62 64.10 63.85 65.76 62.99 66.75
Hospital type % % % % % %
 Acute Care Hospitals 98.93 84.26 83.52 92.28 80.39 94.31
 Critical Access Hospitals 1.07 15.74 16.48 7.72 19.61 5.69
Hospital Offers Emergency Services(yes) 98.39 98.29 98.18 96.42 98.08 98.65