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Table 2 Characteristics of the 46 L&D units that completed participation in the AHRQ SPPC, 2015–2016

From: Advancing perinatal patient safety through application of safety science principles using health IT

Hospital or L&D unit characteristic Frequency (%) or median (IQR)
Publicly owned 9 (20%)
Rural referral center 5 (11%)
Median number of hospital beds 9 9(IQR 6 to 14)
Level 1 Basic neonatal care 14 (30%)
Level 2 Specialty neonatal care 12 (26%)
Level 3 Subspecialty neonatal carea 20 (44%)
Graduate medical program in obstetrics and gynecology 12 (26%)
Median annual number of births 1430 (IQR 513 to 2692)
L&D patient ageb 27 (IQR 26 to 29)
Proportion of L&D patients that are whitec 68 (IQR 48% to 85%)
  1. aIncludes Level 3A, 3B, 3C, and 3D
  2. bEach unit reported the mean age of L&D patients treated on their unit. The value reported here represents the median of the ages reported by units
  3. cEach unit reported the racial and ethnic composition of L&D patients treated on their unit. The value reported here represents the median of the proportion of white patients reported by units