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Table 2 Hospital characteristicsa

From: A cluster randomized trial to assess the effect of clinical pathways for patients with stroke: results of the clinical pathways for effective and appropriate care study

Hospital characteristics Clinical pathway, n = 7b No intervention, n = 7b P-valuec
Setting (University hospital (%) 1 (14.3) 1 (14.3) 1
Healthcare workers dedicated to stroke care, n (mean ± SD)
   Physician 46 (6.6) (0.97) 49 (7.0) (1.29) 0.49
   Nurse 80 (11.4) (1.51) 88 (12.6) (1.72) 0.21
   Physiotherapist 28 (4.0) (1.29) 24 (3.4) (1.39) 0.44
   Auxiliary nurse 11 (1.6) (0.79) 10 (1.4) (0.53) 0.69
   Speech therapist 2 (0.3) (0.49) 1 (0.1) (0.38) 0.55
Availability of medical equipment in emergency department, n (%)
   24-hour ED 7 (100) 7 (100) 1
   CT brain scan 7 (100) 7 (100) 1
   MRI brain scan 5 (71.4) 7 (100) 0.17
   Eco-color Doppler 5 (71.4) 7 (100) 0.17
   Echocardiography 5 (71.4) 7 (100) 0.17
   Transcranic Doppler 4 (57.1) 2 (28.6) 0.35
Availability of continuous monitoring during stay, n (%)
   Electrocardiography 5 (71.4) 6 (85.7) 0.35
   Finger-press 5 (71.4) 6 (85.7) 0.35
   Saturimeter 5 (71.4) 6 (85.7) 0.35
   Pulse oximeter 4 (57.1) 4 (57.1) 1
   24-hour investigations    
Hematochemical 5 (71.4) 6 (85.7) 0.35
Neurological 5 (71.4) 4 (57.1) 0.60
  1. COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CT, computed tomography; ED, emergency department.
  2. aBecause of missing data denominators used to calculate percentages may differ from group totals (clinical pathway versus no intervention).
  3. bValues are n/total n (%) (95% CI) unless otherwise indicated.
  4. c P-values represent comparison of each characteristic between two groups (clinical pathway versus no intervention), and all P-values are two-sided.