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Table 2 Descriptive analyses of expenditure, service volume and quality of care

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

 Total sample(N = 5742)
VariablePre-reform(N = 3400)Post-reform (N = 2342)
Log transformed daily expenditure
 Median valuew2.682.68
Monthly admissionw
 284208.5***
LOSw
 Median value78***
Number of drugs per recordw
 Median value1515
Record containing antibioticsc
 Yes3101 (91.2%)2114 (90.3%)
 No299 (8.8%)228 (9.7%)
Readmissionc
 Yes142 (4.2%)66 (2.8%)
 No3258 (95.8%)**2276 (97.2%)**
Records with multiple antibioticsc
 Yes1105 (32.5%)653 (27.9%)
 No2295 (67.5%)***1689 (72.1%)***
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001
  2. wWilcoxon rank-sum test
  3. cChi-square test