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Table 5 Responses to the Question "How would your attendance at Medical Grand Rounds change if food ceased being provided free of charge?"

From: If you feed them, they will come: A prospective study of the effects of complimentary food on attendance and physician attitudes at medical grand rounds at an academic medical center

  Respondents, %
Response Total* (n = 441) Faculty†‡ (n = 262) Fellow† (n = 74) Resident‡ (n = 86)
Increase significantly 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0
Increase somewhat 2.5 3.5 1.4 1.2
No change 44.0 51.5 28.4 25.6
Decrease somewhat 40.6 37.3 48.6 48.8
Decrease significantly 12.5 6.9 21.6 24.4
  1. *Total includes respondents who were not physicians.
  2. †Faculty vs fellows (P < .001).
  3. ‡Faculty vs residents (P < .001).