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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of hospitals and physicians

From: Factors affecting the use of clinical practice guidelines by hospital physicians: the interplay of IT infrastructure and physician attitudes

  Hospital IT score Overall
Low (0-3) Medium (4-6) High (7-10)
Hospitals N = 16 N = 28 N = 17 N = 61
 Beds, median (IQR) 336 (211-492) 396 (255-513) 535 (412-648) 425 (296-529)
 Teaching hospitals, N (%) 11 (68.8) 24 (85.7) 15 (88.2) 50 (82.0)
 Hospital IT score, median (IQR) 3.0 (2.0-3.0) 5.0 (4.0-6.0) 8.0 (7.0-8.0) 6.0 (4.0-8.0)
Physicians (n, %) n = 84 n = 247 n = 204 n = 535
 Sex
  Male 61 (72.6) 190 (76.9) 158 (77.5) 409 (76.4)
  Female 23 (27.4) 57 (23.1) 46 (22.5) 126 (23.6)
 Age
  20~29 years 56 (66.7) 173 (70.0) 151 (74.0) 380 (71.0)
  30~39 years 13 (15.5) 42 (17.0) 26 (12.7) 81 (15.1)
  40~49 years 1 (1.2) 4 (1.6) 3 (1.5) 8 (1.5)
  50~59 years 0 0 1 (0.5) 1 (0.2)
  N/A 14 (16.7) 28 (11.3) 23 (11.3) 65 (12.1)
 Years of residency
  Junior (1 to 2 years) 48 (57.1) 157 (63.6) 124 (60.8) 329 (61.5)
  Senior (3 to 5 years) 19 (22.6) 57 (23.1) 51 (25.0) 127 (23.7)
 Specialty (include rotations in the residency programmes)
  Internal medicine 21 (25.0) 74 (30.0) 48 (23.5) 143 (26.7)
  Surgery 17 (20.2) 55 (22.3) 32 (15.7) 104 (19.4)
  Emergency 4 (4.8) 8 (3.2) 10 (4.9) 22 (4.1)
  Paediatrics 2 (2.4) 8 (3.2) 13 (6.4) 23 (4.3)
  N/A 40 (47.6) 102 (41.3) 101 (49.5) 243 (45.4)
  1. IQR interquartile range, N/A not available