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Table 2 Positive answers of important question concerning care plans in the ED (scores > 3 on a 5 point scale)

From: Gender differences in the comprehension of care plans in an emergency department setting

  Women (n = 75) Men (n = 75) Overall (n = 150)
After the conversation with the nurses, I know more about my condition 67 (89%) 59 (79%) 126 (84%)
After the conversation with the physician, I know more about my condition 72 (96%) 70 (93%) 142 (95%)
The nurse explained the ED process to me 54 (72%) 49 (65%) 113 (75%)
The physician explained the ED process to me 70 (93%) 69 (92%) 139 (93%)
The medical staff explained the instructions at discharge to me 65 (86%) 61 (81%) 126 (84%)
I understand the treatment process in the ED 65 (86%) 56 (75%) 121 (80%)
I understand the discharge instructions 58 (77%) 57 (76%) 115 (76%)
I know what to do about my medical situation after discharge 59 (79%) 57 (76%) 116 (76%)
I understand my diagnosis 61 (81%) 63 (85%) 124 (83%)