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Table 2 Item scores for the two GP groups and nationally in 2006 and 2008

From: General practitioners' evaluation of community psychiatric services: responsiveness to change of the General Practitioner Experiences Questionnaire (GPEQ)

  Hamar centre, GPs in Stange municipalitya Hamar centre, GPS in other municipalitiesa Nationallya
Item scores:b 2006(n = 11) 2008(n = 13) 2006(n = 64) 2008(n = 53) 2006(n = 2,415) 2008(n = 2,209)
Emergency situations:       
Ease of contact with the clinic in emergency situations 2.9 3.1 3.0 2.4** 3.2 3.1**
Help from the clinic in emergency situations 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.0** 3.0 3.0
Workforce situation:       
Do the clinic succeed in filling central professional positions 2.2 2.9** 3.0 2.5** 2.8 2.8
Good coverage of doctors at the clinic 2.2 2.7 2.7 2.2** 2.5 2.6
Stability in the professional executive positions at the clinic 2.9 3.1 3.3 2.8** 2.9 2.9
Stability in the professional positions at the clinic 2.9 3.2 3.2 2.7** 2.9 2.8*
Discharge letter:       
Quality of discharge letter 4.0 3.6 3.6 3.6 3.4 3.4
Plans for further follow-up in the discharge letter 3.7 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.0 3.1**
Receive discharge letter quickly from the clinic 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.9
Competence:       
Good competence to assess and treat patients at the clinic 3.5 3.9 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4
Good professional advice from the clinic 3.1 3.7 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.2**
Patients got the necessary help when transferred from the clinic 3.3 3.0 3.1 3.0 3.2 3.2
Good cooperation between the professionals at the clinic 3.3 3.7 3.1 2.9 3.2 3.2
Guidance:       
Cooperation meetings with the clinic 1.7 3.4*** 1.6 1.6 2.2 2.3**
Do the clinic offer organized guidance and professional seminars 1.7 3.3*** 1.8 1.7 2.0 2.1***
Necessary professional support from the clinic 2.7 3.3 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.7**
Other items:       
General satisfaction 2.7 2.9 2.8 2.6 3.1 3.2*
Do the clinic reject patients you have referred 3.4 2.7 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.2***
Necessary feedback from the clinic during treatment 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.3* 2.7 2.4***
Contact with clinic in situations you need help 3.0 3.5 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.3***
Do the clinic take your opinions of the patients situation serious 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.4
  1. aTested differences between 2006 and 2008 for each group separately, independent samples t-tests. ***p < 0.001. **p < 0.01. *p < 0.05.
  2. bScore 1-5 where 5 represent best possible experiences.