Table 3

ORs of positive reported patient experience in surveys completed by children and young people (CYP) themselves or jointly, compared with surveys completed by parents/carers. Children and Young People’s Inpatient Survey, England, 2014

OR (95% CI)P valueAdjusted OR (95% CI)P value
Did you feel safe on the hospital ward? (8–15 years)
 CYP0.84 (0.62 to 1.13)0.240.54 (0.38 to 0.76)<0.001
 Joint1.09 (0.78 to 1.53)0.600.78 (0.54 to 1.12)0.18
Did hospital staff play with you or do any activities with you while you were in hospital? (8–11 years)
 CYP0.81 (0.47 to 1.02)0.060.70 (0.45 to 1.07)0.10
 Joint1.06 (0.71 to 1.58)0.801.05 (0.68 to 1.61)0.83
Were there enough things for someone of your age to do on the ward? (12–15 years)
 CYP0.87 (0.61 to 1.24)0.440.91 (0.61 to 1.35)0.62
 Joint1.26 (0.86 to 1.85)0.241.26 (0.83 to 1.92)0.28
Did you like the hospital food? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.43 (1.13 to 1.79)0.0021.48 (1.15 to 1.90)0.002
 Joint1.27 (0.99 to 1.63)0.061.27 (0.97 to 1.65)0.08
Did hospital staff talk to you about how they were going to care for you, in a way that you could understand? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.23 (0.98 to 1.54)0.070.80 (0.62 to 1.04)0.10
 Joint1.37 (1.06 to 1.76)0.020.98 (0.74 to 1.29)0.88
Were you involved in decisions about your care? (12–15 years)
 CYP0.87 (0.60 to 1.10)0.180.66 (0.46 to 0.94)0.02
 Joint0.97 (0.69 to 1.35)0.840.81 (0.56 to 1.18)0.27
If you had any worries, did someone at the hospital talk with you about them? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.26 (1.00 to 1.58)0.0480.92 (0.71 to 1.20)0.54
 Joint1.59 (1.22 to 2.05)<0.0011.24 (0.94 to 1.64)0.14
Did staff talk to each other about you as if you were not there? (8–15 years)
 CYP0.85 (0.60 to 1.20)0.361.02 (0.68 to 1.54)0.93
 Joint0.62 (0.42 to 0.93)0.020.70 (0.45 to 1.09)0.11
Were you given enough privacy when you were receiving care and treatment? (8–15 years)
 CYP0.82 (0.64 to 1.03)0.090.68 (0.52 to 0.89)0.005
 Joint1.07 (0.82 to 1.40)0.600.93 (0.70 to 1.24)0.62
Did your condition ever cause you pain when you were in hospital? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.33 (1.10 to 1.61)0.0041.21 (1.01 to 1.56)0.04
 Joint1.20 (0.98 to 1.49)0.081.19 (0.94 to 1.49)0.15
Do you think the hospital staff did everything they could to help your pain? (8–15 years)
 CYP0.86 (0.63 to 1.17)0.330.64 (0.45 to 0.91)0.01
 Joint1.13 (0.80 to 1.59)0.500.90 (0.62 to 1.30)0.56
Do you feel that the people looking after you listened to you? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.25 (1.01 to 1.55)0.041.06 (0.83 to 1.36)0.65
 Joint1.28 (1.01 to 1.63)0.041.07 (0.83 to 1.39)0.60
Do you feel that the people looking after you were friendly? (8–15 years)
 CYP1.20 (0.91 to 1.57)0.201.05 (0.77 to 1.43)0.76
 Joint1.24 (0.92 to 1.67)0.171.07 (0.77 to 1.48)0.71
Overall experience (8–15 years)
 CYP0.73 (0.60 to 0.89)0.0020.69 (0.56 to 0.86)0.001
 Joint1.03 (0.83 to 1.27)0.810.96 (0.77 to 1.20)0.71
  • All experience measures were dichotomised. See online supplementary appendix table A2 for details.

  • Adjusted ORs were derived from logistic regression models that adjusted for trust (as a random effect at trust level) and the following variables as fixed effects at patient level: age, sex, ethnicity, reason for admission (elective vs emergency), whether had operation/procedure, day case vs overnight stay, previous experience of inpatient or day case care (1–3 vs 4+ admissions within the past 6 months), presence of any long-standing condition, ward type (children’s/adolescent/adult).