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Table 2 Percentages of surgeons reporting whether QASM influenced their clinical practice according to level of QASM participation

From: How participation in surgical mortality audit impacts surgical practice

Type of Participation No. of responses Feedback influenced
Clinical Practice
Assessment influenced
Clinical Practice
Yes No Total Yes No Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
SCF Onlya 35 2 (6) 33 (94) 35 (100) - - -
Assessment Onlya (FLA, SLA or both) 32 - - - 13 (41) 19 (59) 32 (100)
SCF & Either First or Second-line Assessment 27 8 (30) 19 (70) 27 (100) 10 (37) 17 (63) 27 (100)
SCF & Both Assessments 55 12 (22) 43 (78) 55 (100) 28 (51) 27 (49) 55 (100)
Total 149 22 (19) 95 (81) 116 (100) 51 (45) 63 (55) 114 (100)
  1. Statistical comparison of the influence of feedback on clinical practice according to the level of participation:
  2. Chi-squared = 6.33 (df = 2), p = 0.04
  3. Statistical comparison of the influence of assessment on clinical practice according to the level of participation:
  4. Chi-squared = 1.71 (df = 2), p = 0.42
  5. SCF surgical case form, FLA first-line assessment, SLA second-line assessment
  6. a Influence of assessment not applicable to surgeons who completed SCF only; influence of feedback not applicable to surgeons who completed Assessment only