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Table 5 Performance of quality of care indicators by weekend/weekday and intervention period

From: Hospital outcomes for paediatric pneumonia and diarrhoea patients admitted in a tertiary hospital on weekdays versus weekends: a retrospective study

Dehydration Weekday Weekend Difference (95% CI)
  Adequate assessment*
    Pre-intervention; mean (sd) 1.3 (1.3) 1.5 (1.2) +0.2 (-0.07 – 0.4)
    Implementation; mean (sd) 3.1 (1.3) 2.9 (1.4) -0.2 (- 0.5 – 0.01)
    Post-intervention; mean (sd) 3.5 (1.3) 3.4 (1.2) -0.1 (-0.4 – 0.1)
  Choice of fluid consistent with guidelines    
    Pre-intervention; % (n) 81 (281) 86 (163) +5 (2 – 11)
    Implementation; % (n) 79 (244) 88 (238) +9 (4 – 16)
    Post-intervention; % (n) 90 (233) 92 (132) +2 (0.1 – 7)
  Fluid volume consistent with guidelines    
    Pre-intervention; % (n) 64 (225) 71 (135) +7 (3 – 14)
    Implementation; % (n) 79 (246) 75 (118) -4 (-10 - 1)
    Post-intervention; % (n) 66 (173) 77 (111) +11 (6 – 19)
 Fluid therapy consistent with guidelines    
    Pre-intervention; % (n) 39 (137) 45 (85) +6 (2 – 13)
    Implementation; % (n) 52 (158) 57 (87) +3 (0.1 -8)
    Post-intervention; % (n) 61 (159) 66 (95) +5 (2 – 11)
Pneumonia
  Adequate assessment*    
    Pre-intervention; mean (sd) 3.9 (1.1) 4.1 (1.1) +0.2 (0.02 – 0.4)
    Implementation; mean (sd) 5.0 (1.3) 5.3 (1.1) +0.3 (0.05 – 0.5)
    Post-intervention; mean (sd) 5.5 (1.2) 5.5 (1.1) 0.003 (-0.2 – 0.2)
  Antibiotic choice consistent with guidelines    
    Pre-intervention; % (n) 14 (51) 11 (21) -3 (-8 – 0.1)
    Implementation; % (n) 35 (96) 30 (40) -5 (-11 - 2)
    Post-intervention; % (n) 46 (139) 48 (76) +2 (0.1 – 7)
 Dosage consistent with guidelines    
    Pre-intervention; % (n) 60 (220) 64 (119) +4 (1–10)
    Implementation; % (n) 92 (230) 93 (107) +1 (0 – 5)
    Post-intervention; % (n) 95 (267) 91 (138) -4 (-10 - 1)
  1. *Adequate assessment difference is based on the means while that for correct treatment is proportions.