Table 2:

Characteristics of hospitals included in the study

CharacteristicNo. (%)
Experimental group
n = 21
Control group
n = 22
University hospital13 (61.9)18 (81.8)
Availability of a nurse on call17 (81.0)17 (77.3)
Residents assist in care of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding16 (76.2)16 (72.7)
Teaching/education/administrative activities occurred at site that could alter patient management0 (0.0)1 (4.6)
More than 400 beds14 (66.7)15 (68.2)
Geographic location
 East*10 (47.6)7 (31.8)
 Ontario and West11 (52.4)15 (68.2)
  • * Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

  • British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.