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Table 4 Contract service characteristics and comparison of the two groups

From: The impact of contract service policy and doctor communication skills on rural patient-doctor trust relationship in the village clinics of three counties

  Signed   Not signed   
Freq. Percent Mean Freq. Percent Mean Mean-diff. t
Dafeng 138 78.41   38 25.19    
Yinan 96 47.76   105 52.24    
Wufeng 124 62.94   73 37.06    
Trust 358   3.59 216   3.02 −0.17*** −3.93
Communication skills 358   5.85 216   5.11 −0.35*** −4.14
  1. *** p ≤ 0.001