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Table 2 Referral rates distribution according to characteristics of Nursing Homes in Haifa sub district in 20062007 (univariant ANOVA procedure)

From: Variables correlated with elderly referral from nursing homes to general hospitals

Variable

N

Average referral rate

F (df)

P value

Specialized medical manager:

    

 General

19

73.9

1.641

0.210

 Specialized

13

55

(1)

Physician availability per day

    

 Up to 8 hours

15

75.7

0.787

0.465

 9–12 hours

8

61.6

(2)

 13 and more hours

9

54.6

 

Registered nurse availability per shift

   

 Morning

6

72.3

0.106

0.900

 Morning and afternoon

10

62.2

(2)

 Morning, afternoon and night

16

66.5

 

Referral form*

    

 Direct

25

56.6

7.461

0.010

 Indirect

7

100.7

(1)

Knowledge among medical managers

   

 No correct answers

1

98

 

0.854

 One answer of the four correct

4

82.7

0.333

 Two answers of the four correct

9

61.1

(4)

 Three answers of the four correct

15

63.9

 

 All answers correct

3

60.7

 
  1. *Significant.