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Table 2 Analysis of Group B AQIs. Presents a comparison between the two Delphi ranking rounds of group B AQIs, in descending order of their normalized values (NV) of importance in the second round

From: Measuring the academic value of academic medical centers: describing a methodology for developing an evaluation model at one Academic Medical Center

2nd round Rank 1st round Rank Indicator description 2nd roundc 1st round
Meana (SD) NVb Mean (SD)a NVb
6 11 Number of supervised students (Masters/Doctoral) 4.27 (0.39) 0.85 3.90 (0.48) 0.78
7 7 Percentage of residents passing stage ‘A’ exam (over the years)d 4.16 (0.58) 0.83 4.22 (0.69) 0.84
8 12 MDs holding other Doctoral or Masters degrees 4.16 (0.24) 0.83 3.83 (0.34) 0.77
9 13 Approved patents 4.05 (0.36) 0.81 3.82 (0.52) 0.76
10 15 Excellence programsf 4.05 (0.65) 0.81 3.77 (0.39) 0.75
11 10 Physician authorship rateg 3.68 (0.46) 0.74 3.92 (0.58) 0.78
12 9 Scientific publications (Nominal) 3.75 (0.57) 0.75 4.18 (0.66) 0.84
13 6 Trained medical students 3.48 (0.63) 0.70 4.22 (0.62) 0.84
14 8 Approved research protocols by the IRBe 3.36 (0.84) 0.67 4.20 (0.54) 0.84
15 16 Published books and book’s chapters 3.27 (0.39) 0.65 3.73 (0.40) 0.75
16 14 Utilizing residents’ positions 2.64 (1.20) 0.53 3.78 (0.77) 0.76
  1. aCalculated as a Grand Mean of the four queries rankings, per AQI
  2. bCalculated by dividing the Grand Mean by 5 (The maximum available points of the scale)
  3. cTesting the differences between the two rounds results, using t-test for paired means (n = 11), found that the differences are statistically insignificant (p-value = .15)
  4. dAn oral exam towards the end of the residency period
  5. eIRB – Institutional Review Board
  6. fSpecifically, the ‘Talpiot’ medical leadership program at Sheba medical center, a program that identifies and promotes the brighter young physicians in research and leadership [26]
  7. gRate of physicians who have published a scientific publication in the last year from overall FTEs