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Table 1 Patient demographic characteristics

From: The impact of global budget on expenditure, service volume, and quality of care among patients with pneumonia in a secondary hospital in China: a retrospective study

 Study sample(N = 5419)
CharacteristicsPre-reform (N = 3173)Post-reform (N = 2246)
Age group
 [0,5)1164 (36.7%)634 (28.2%)
 [5,18)492 (15.5%)***315 (14.0%)***
 [18,65)736 (23.2%)***641 (28.5%)***
 [65, 95]781 (24.6%)***656 (29.2%)***
Department
 Pediatric1635 (51.5%)***928 (41.3%)***
 Internal medicine1538 (48.5%)***1318 (58.7%)***
Sex
 Male1790 (56.4%)1249 (55.6%)
 Female1383 (43.6%)997 (44.4%)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001