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Table 2 Results of the multifaceted intervention program on study end points

From: A multifaceted feedback strategy alone does not improve the adherence to organizational guideline-based standards: a cluster randomized trial in intensive care

  Crude outcomea Crude effect of intervention compared to baselineb Adjustedc effect of intervention compared to baseline Crude effect of intervention compared to control groupd Adjustedc,d effect of intervention compared to control group
Organizational indicators Intervention (%) Control (%) Main effect (95% CI) P value Main effect (95% CI) P value Main effect (95% CI) P value Main effect (95% CI) P value
Proportion of shifts with bed occupancy rate below 80 % 48 51 0.94 (0.68–1.29) 0.69 0.88 (0.62–1.27) 0.50 0.68 (0.41–1.13) 0.14 0.67 (0.39–1.15) 0.14
Proportion of shifts with nurse-to-patient ratio above 0.5 70 75 0.75 (0.44–1.30) 0.30 0.72 (0.41–1.26) 0.24 0.70 (0.38–1.28) 0.25 0.65 (0.35–1.19) 0.17
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aPercentages of shifts in follow-up that adhere to the guideline recommendations for each indicators
  3. bOdds ratio for improvement in follow-up period for the intervention group compared to baseline period
  4. cBed occupancy rate adjusted for type of shift, month of the year, availability emergency bed, and academic/teaching or non-teaching unit. Nurse-to-patient ratio adjusted for type of shift, month of the year, ratio of newly admitted mechanical ventilated patients in a shift and academic/teaching or non-teaching unit
  5. dRatio of odds ratios for improvement in follow-up between groups, calculated as odds ratio of the intervention divided by the odds ratio of the control group