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Table 1 General and Medical Characteristics (quantitative study)

From: Assessing patient safety in a pediatric telemedicine setting: a multi-methods study

 RangeMeanMedianSDOther 
Patients
 Age (years)0.01–17.33.431.704.04 
 GenderBoys- 171 (50.4%);Girls-168 (49.6%)
 BackgroundHealthy −92.3%WB/Asthma- 4.2%
Parents/ FamilyRangeMeanMedianSDOther 
 ReligionJewish-326 (96.2%)Non-Jewish- 13 (3.8%)
 Gender of Parent who CalledMothers-267 (78.8%);Fathers-65 (19.2%);Both-5 (1.5%);The child-1 (0.3%)
Place of Residence
 TypeSmall place (town, village, kibbutz)-119 (35.1%)City-202 (59.6%)Missing-18 (5.3%)
 Center/PeripheryCenter-196 (57.8%),Periphery, North-67 (19.8%)Periphery, South-58 (17.1%)Missing-18 (5.3%)
Doctors
 Age (years)40–50: 78 (23%); 50–60: 127 (37.5%); > 60: 134 (39.5%)
 GenderMale- 240 (70.8%);Female − 99 (29.2%)
 ReligionJewish- 222(65.5%); Muslim-86 (25.4%); Christian- 31 (9.1%)
 Country of BirthIsrael-206 (60.8%); Not Israel-133 (39.2%)
 Medical schoolIsrael-150 (44.2%); Not Israel-189 (55.78%)
 Specialty typeGeneral Pediatrics-298 (87.9%)Sub-specialty-41 (12.1%)
ShiftRangeMeanMedianSD 
 Call duration (minutes)1.18–14.443.303.131.57 
 Time of ShiftEvening (20.00–24.00)-161 (47.5%)Night (24.00–06.00)-54 (15.9%);Day (06.00–20.00)-114 (33.6%)
 Day of ShiftWeekday-165 (48.7%)Friday-57(16.8%)Sabbath/holiday-117(34.5%)
 Conversation typePhone-330 (97.3%)Video- 6 (1.8%)Phone & Photos- 3 (0.9%)
Medical Factors
 Background diseasesaNo disease-313 (92.3%)Wheezing Bronchitis/ Asthma −14 (4.12%)
 Duration of diseaseSeveral minutes-10 (2.9%)Several hours (< 24)-208 (61.4%)Several days- 121 (35.6%)
 Severity of diseaseMild-134 (39.5%)Moderate-190 (56%)Severe-15 (4.4%)
 Previous doctor’s visitYes-77 (22.7%)No-262 (77.3%)
 Times called service1 time-332 (97.9%)2 times −7 (2.1%)
 Length of conversation (min)Range:1.18–14.54Mean: 3.30Median:3.13
 Correspondence to protocolsYes-321 (94.7%)No-18 (5.3%)
  1. a Other diseases (e.g., celiac, autism, ADHD, GER, SVT, Hydronephrosis) - very low prevalence