Skip to main content

Table 2 Characteristics of survey respondents at baseline (n = 549)

From: Does a quality improvement campaign accelerate take-up of new evidence? A ten-state cluster-randomized controlled trial of the IHI’s Project JOINTS

  Campaign states Non-campaign states  
n = 235 n = 314  
% p a
Staff position <0.001
 Surgeon 73.9 55.8  
 Physician assistant/nurse practitioner 13.7 9.6  
 Otherb 12.4 34.6  
Surgical involvement 0.65
 Pre-operative and peri-operative 77.7 74.4  
 Peri-operative only 19.3 21.8  
 Pre-operative only 3.0 3.9  
Years working in current specialty or profession 0.012
 Less than 6 years 14.1 22.6  
 6 to 10 years 16.2 19.4  
 More than 10 years 69.7 58.0  
Years working in this hospital < 0.001
 Less than 6 years 23.0 38.8  
 6 to 10 years 20.4 20.2  
 More than 10 years 56.5 41.0  
Years working in current unit 0.003
 Less than 6 years 27.8 40.5  
 6 to 10 years 20.7 21.4  
 More than 10 years 51.5 38.2  
Number of hours per week worked in this hospital 0.13
 Less than 20 35.5 35.4  
 20–39 29.5 36.6  
 40 or more 35.0 28.0  
  1. aMantel-Hanzel chi-square test; italics indicate p<0.05
  2. bOther categories included registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, licensed practical nurses, and surgical technicians