Table 4

Multilevel analysis of the association between types of departments and complete protocol compliance (n=2154)

NEstimate (SE)
Fixed effects
Complete protocol compliance (constant)−2.26 (0.44)
Type of department
 General surgery771Reference
 Internal medicine643−0.19 (0.40)
 Intensive care unit6710.46 (0.38)
 Other departments691.83 (0.70)**
Random effects
ICC33.63
 Hospital level variance2.07 (0.86)*
ICC13.01
 Department level variance0.80 (0.29)**
  • *p<0.05, **p<0.01.

  • ICC, intraclass correlation coefficient.