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Table 3 Mean scores of physical environment and waiting times subscales according to patient characteristics

From: Perception of quality of care of patients with potentially severe diseases evaluated at a distinct quick diagnostic delivery model: a cross-sectional study

Variable Physical environment P value Waiting times
    For visita P value Visit duration P value Time to diagnosisa P value
Age, years   0.15   0.36   0.006   0.001
 18–44 4.4 (0.72)   3.7 (0.84)   3.5 (0.86)   3.2 (0.93)  
 45–65 4.5 (0.65)   3.8 (0.80)   3.7 (0.78)   3.5 (0.82)  
  > 65 4.6 (0.57)   3.8 (0.76)   4.1 (0.71)   3.9 (0.79)  
Sex   0.18   0.20   0.19   0.28
 Female 4.4 (0.71)   3.7 (0.82)   3.8 (0.77)   3.8 (0.81)  
 Male 4.6 (0.63)   3.9 (0.77)   4.0 (0.70)   3.7 (0.78)  
Education   0.10   0.09   0.01   0.04
 University education 4.4 (0.81)   3.6 (0.88)   3.6 (0.91)   3.4 (0.94)  
 Secondary/PT 4.4 (0.75)   3.7 (0.81)   3.7 (0.83)   3.5 (0.84)  
 Primary education 4.5 (0.63)   3.8 (0.78)   4.0 (0.70)   3.8 (0.71)  
 No schooling 4.7 (0.60)   3.9 (0.79)   4.1 (0.74)   3.8 (0.77)  
Monthly income, Euros   0.33   0.22   0.19   0.29
  > 1800 4.5 (0.73)   3.8 (0.86)   3.8 (0.87)   3.7 (0.89)  
 1201–1800 4.6 (0.61)   3.8 (0.76)   3.9 (0.72)   3.8 (0.75)  
 901–1200 4.5 (0.64)   3.7 (0.78)   3.9 (0.75)   3.7 (0.79)  
  ≤ 900 4.6 (0.69)   3.9 (0.83)   4.0 (0.84)   3.8 (0.82)  
Previous hospitalization   0.31   0.35   0.27   0.21
 Yes 4.4 (0.79)   3.9 (0.82)   4.0 (0.83)   3.8 (0.88)  
 No 4.5 (0.62)   3.8 (0.75)   3.9 (0.74)   3.6 (0.79)  
QDU visits, number   0.17   0.07   0.08   <0.001
  ≤ 2 4.5 (0.54)   3.9 (0.70)   4.0 (0.68)   3.9 (0.77)  
 3 4.5 (0.68)   3.7 (0.80)   3.9 (0.77)   3.7 (0.84)  
  ≥ 4 4.3 (0.77)   3.6 (0.88)   3.7 (0.99)   3.1 (1.05)  
Diagnosis   0.16   0.34   0.06   <0.001
 Malignancy 4.4 (0.78)   3.7 (0.86)   3.7 (0.88)   2.9 (1.01)  
 Benign disorders 4.6 (0.60)   3.8 (0.77)   4.0 (0.76)   3.8 (0.78)  
  1. PT = professional training; QDU = quick diagnosis unit.
  2. aReverse-coded.
  3. Bolded values are statistically significant