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Table 1 Characteristics of the 210 participating hospitals according to hospital level and administrative region

From: Neurology practice and stroke services across East China: a multi-site, county-level hospital-based survey

CharacteristicsOverall (n = 195)Hospital level (n = 192)Administrative region (n = 195)
Tertiary(n = 61)Secondary(n = 131)Anhui (n = 53)Zhejiang (n = 74)Jiangsu (n = 52)Shanghai(n = 16)
Hospital level a
 Tertiary (high level)61 (31.3%)4 (7.5%)27 (36.5%)23 (44.2%)7 (43.8%)
 Secondary (moderate level)131 (67.2%)48 (90.6%)45 (60.8%)29 (55.8%)9 (56.3%)
 Primary (low level)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
 Missing b3 (2.5%)1 (1.9%)2 (2.7%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
Teaching hospital
 Yes99 (50.8%)52 (85.2%)47 (35.9%)15 (28.3%)34 (45.9%)39 (75.0%)11 (68.8%)
 No96 (49.2%)9 (14.8%)84 (64.1%)38 (71.7%)40 (54.1%)13 (25.0%)5 (31.3%)
Stroke center
 Yes80 (41.0%)39 (63.9%)41 (31.3%)4 (7.5%)31 (41.9%)36 (69.2%)9 (56.3%)
 Comprehensive stroke center13 (16.3%)8 (20.5%)5 (12.2%)0 (0%)3 (9.7%)5 (13.9%)5 (55.6%)
 Primary stroke center67 (83.8%)31 (79.5%)36 (87.8%)4 (100%)28 (90.3%)31 (86.1%)4 (44.4%)
 Under construction64 (32.8%)18 (29.5%)46 (35.1%)24 (45.3%)28 (37.8%)9 (17.3%)3 (18.8%)
 No51 (26.1%)4 (6.6%)44 (33.6%)25 (47.2%)15 (20.3%)7 (13.5%)4 (25.0%)
Multimodel CTA in Emergency Room
 Yes90 (46.2%)45 (73.8%)45 (34.4%)16 (30.2%)29 (39.2%)33 (63.4%)12 (75.0%)
 No105 (53.8%)16 (26.2%)86 (65.6%)37 (69.8%)45 (60.8%)19 (36.5%)4 (25.0%)
Neurology department
 Yes162 (83.1%)61 (100%)101 (77.0%)39 (73.6%)56 (75.7%)52 (100%)15 (93.8%)
 No33 (16.9%)0 (0%)30 (22.9%)14 (26.4%)18 (24.3%)0 (0%)1 (6.3%)
Neurology Emergency
 Yes46 (23.6%)25 (42.2%)21 (16.0%)11 (20.8%)11 (14.8%)14 (26.9%)10 (62.5%)
 No149 (76.4%)36 (57.8%)110 (84.0%)42 (79.2%)63 (85.1%)38 (73.1%)6 (37.5%)
  1. Values are number (percent) when appropriate. CTA Computed tomography angiography
  2. a In China, all hospitals are classified into 3 levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary. Primary level hospitals (low level, 100 beds) aim to provide basic public health services and consulting for their residents. Secondary (moderate level, 101–500 beds) and tertiary (high level, > 500 beds) hospitals provide specialized care
  3. b The number of head of neurology departments who finished documentbut did not provide an answer to this item