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Table 2 Characteristics of the 169 neurology departments 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 = 157)
Hospital level (n = 157)Administrative region (n = 157)
Tertiary (n = 61)Secondary (n = 96)Anhui (n = 38)Zhejiang(n = 56)Jiangsu(n = 49)Shanghai (n = 14)
Highest academic degree obtained
 Doctor’s degree a35 (22.3%)22 (36.1%)13 (13.5%)0 (0%)6 (10.7%)16 (32.7%)13 (92.9%)
 Master’s degree122 (77.7%)60 (98.4%)57 (59.4%)18 (47.4%)39 (69.6%)46 (93.9%)14 (100%)
The availability of neurological care services
 Intravenous thrombolysis132 (84.1%)58 (95.1%)74 (77.1%)25 (65.8%)51 (91.1%)44 (89.8%)12 (85.7%)
 Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)92 (58.6%)51 (83.6%)41 (42.7%)15 (39.5%)31 (55.4%)36 (73.5%)10 (71.4%)
 Arterial thrombectomy58 (36.9%)40 (65.6%)18 (18.8%)7 (18.4%)22 (39.3%)23 (46.9%)6 (42.9%)
 Intracranial arterial stenosis stenting42 (26.8%)29 (47.5%)13 (13.5%)5 (13.2%)13 (23.2%)17 (34.7%)7 (50.0%)
 Extracranial arterial stenosis stenting43 (27.4%)34 (55.7%)9 (9.4%)4 (10.5%)18 (32.1%)16 (32.7%)5 (35.7%)
 Intracranial balloon dilatation25 (15.9%)19 (31.1%)6 (6.3%)2 (5.3%)10 (17.9%)8 (16.3%)5 (35.7%)
 Extracranial balloon dilatation23 (14.6%)16 (26.2%)7 (7.3%)3 (7.9%)10 (17.9%)6 (12.2%)4 (28.6%)
 Deep brain stimulation (DBS)15 (9.6%)7 (10.9%)8 (8.3%)1 (2.6%)2 (3.6%)7 (14.3%)5 (35.7%)
 Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)12 (7.6%)6 (9.8%)6 (6.3%)1 (2.6%)1 (1.8%)6 (12.2%)4 (28.6%)
 Botulinum toxin therapy31 (19.7%)18 (29.5%)13 (13.5%)4 (10.5%)11 (19.6%)12 (24.5%)4 (28.6%)
 Muscle biopsy23 (14.6%)15 (24.6%)8 (8.3%)2 (5.3%)7 (12.5%)10 (20.4%)4 (28.6%)
 Electroencephalogram129 (82.2%)51 (83.6%)78 (81.3%)23 (60.5%)49 (87.5%)43 (87.8%)14 (100%)
 Electromyography103 (65.6%)48 (78.7%)55 (57.3%)11 (28.9%)44 (78.6%)36 (73.5%)12 (85.7%)
 Transcranial doppler88 (56.1%)45 (73.8%)43 (44.8%)11 (28.9%)38 (67.9%)27 (55.1%)12 (85.7%)
 Polysomnography (PSG)76 (48.4%)38 (62.3%)38 (39.6%)10 (26.3%)30 (53.6%)28 (57.1%)8 (57.1%)
 Drug metabolism genetic testing41 (26.1%)29 (47.5%)12 (12.5%)2 (5.3%)16 (28.6%)18 (36.3%)5 (35.7%)
 Drug concentration testing88 (56.1%)44 (72.1%)44 (45.8%)11 (28.9%)39 (69.6%)32 (65.3%)6 (42.9%)
 Oligoclonal bands testing50 (31.8%)29 (47.5%)21 (21.9%)6 (15.8%)23 (41.1%)17 (34.7%)4 (28.6%)
  1. Values are number (percent) when appropriate
  2. a The number of hospitals that have doctors who owns doctorate in neurology department