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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in the study sample according to psychiatric unit

From: Accuracy of prescribing documentation by UK junior doctors undertaking psychiatry placements: a multi-centre observational study

Variable Centre 1
(n = 54)
Centre 2
(n = 73)
Centre 3
(n = 63)
Centre 4
(n = 86)
Total sample
(n = 276)
P
Documented prescribing
 Yes (%) 35 (65) 49 (67) 45 (71) 67 (78) 196 (71) 0.316a
Gender, female (%)b 20 (37) 73 (100) 0 86 (100) 178 (65) < 0.001a
Age, years
 Mean (SD) 45 (17) 42 (15) 40 (15) 41 (14) 42 (15) 0.305c
 Range 20–80 18–74 19–71 18–71 18–80
 Median 42 43 37 42 41
Length of stay, days
 Mean (SD) 57 (71) 54 (63) 48 (65) 38 (54) 48 (63) 0.277c
 Range 1–323 4–403 3–416 1–314 1–416
 Median 30 31 34 18 27
Diagnosis, SMI
 n (%) 24 (44) 33 (45) 30 (47) 41 (48) 128 (46) 0.975a
  1. SMI Severe mental illness, defined as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and other non-organic psychoses
  2. aChi square test: documented prescribing, χ2 = 3.535(df = 3); gender, χ2 = 216.7 (df = 3); SMI, χ2 = 0.219 (df = 3)
  3. bOnly Centre 1 provides non-gender specific care
  4. cOne-way ANOVA: age, F = 1.214 (df = 3); length of stay, F = 1.295 (df = 3)