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Table 1 Aspects of comparative healthcare information shown to each subgroup (translated from Dutch)

From: Understanding and using comparative healthcare information; the effect of the amount of information and consumer characteristics and skills

 

Hospital A

Hospital B

Hospital C

Subgroup

Conduct of doctors

1, 2, 3, 4

Conduct of nurses

2, 3,4

Pain control

3,4

Information about new medication

4

Information provision before surgery

Yes

No

Yes

2,3,4

Procedures to prevent adverse effects of thrombosis

Yes

Yes

No

1,2,3,4

Registration of complications related to THA/TKA

Yes

No

Yes

3,4

National registration of orthopaedic implants

Yes

Yes

Yes

3,4

Transfusion of homologous blood

Yes

Yes

No

4

Specialist areas of orthopaedist

No

No

No

2,3,4

Number of performed total knee- or hip replacements among adults in a year

314

98

244

1,2,3,4

Number of performed total knee- or hip replacements among children in a year

0

1

0

4

Number of orthopaedists in the hospital

8

2

4

2,3,4

Information provision approach

Written information material and briefings

Written information material

Written information material

3,4

Group-hospital admission

Yes

No

No

4

  1. better than average.
  2. average.
  3. worse than average.
  4. The information provided was derived from patient experience indicators measured by the Consumer Quality Index (CQI: the Dutch standard for measuring patient experiences in healthcare), and indicators about hospital services and clinical performance indicators were derived from hospital registrations.