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Table 2 Perception of choice by referral method

From: Does Choose & Book fail to deliver the expected choice to patients? A survey of patients' experience of outpatient appointment booking

Question Categories Choose & Book
(n = 47)
Partial Booking
(n = 57)
TOTAL Test comparing groups
(excluding missing data)
"Do you consider that you were given any choice over your appointment?" Yes 30 23 53 Fisher's exact p = 0.015 (no and unsure combined)
   No 13 31 44  
   Unsure 2 3 5  
   missing 2 0 2  
"Were you given a choice of the following?" Hospital Yes 32 11 43 Fisher's exact p < 0.001
   No 15 46 61  
  Appointment Date Yes 16 17 33 Fisher's exact p = 0.7
   No 31 40 71  
  Time of Appointment Yes 16 14 30 Fisher's exact p = 0.4
   No 31 43 74  
Number of hospitals offered 1 – no choice 15 47 62 Mann-Whitney z = 5.3, p < 0.001
   2 16 7 23  
   3 6 1 7  
   4 6 0 6  
   Can't remember 4 0 4  
   missing 0 2 2