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Table 4 Clinical information systems

From: Questionnaire of chronic illness care in primary care-psychometric properties and test-retest reliability

Items* T0 (n = 109)
mean (SD)
Tx1 (n = 85)
mean (SD)
Tx2 (n = 85)
mean (SD)
Wilcoxon matched pair test, p-valuea Test-retest reliability: Spearman rho
      r p-valueb
Access to internet 1.23 (0.42) 1.26 (0.44) 1.25 (0.43) 0.66 0.85 < 0.01
E-mail contact with colleagues 1.33 (0.47) 1.34 (0.48) 1.37 (0.49) 0.48 0.77 < 0.01
E-mail contact with patients 1.56 (0.50) 1.60 (0.49) 1.56 (0.50) 0.32 0.76 < 0.01
Access to medical literature 1.07 (0.25) 1.08 (0.28) 1.08 (0.28) 1.00 0.58 < 0.01
Access to guidelines 1.10 (0.30) 1.12 (0.33) 1.14 (0.35) 0.71 0.65 < 0.01
Internet homepage 1.54 (0.50) 1.58 (0.50) 1.56 (0.50) 0.32 0.98 < 0.01
Brochure with practice information 1.44 (0.50) 1.41 (0.50) 1.38 (0.52) 0.48 0.81 < 0.01
Flyer for therapeutic/diagnostic options 1.36 (0.48) 1.27 (0.45) 1.27 (0.45) 1.00 0.66 < 0.01
Appointment scheduling 1.47 (0.50) 1.51 (0.50) 1.51 (0.50) 1.00 0.95 < 0.01
Documentation/patient records 1.05 (0.21) 1.05 (0.23) 1.03 (0.16) 0.32 0.29 0.01
Reminders 1.26 (0.44) 1.25 (0.43) 1.26 (0.44) 0.74 0.70 < 0.01
Checking for interactions when prescribing drugs 1.24 (0.43) 1.26 (0.44) 1.32 (0.47) 0.32 0.46 < 0.01
Access to data from hospitals 1.86 (0.37) 1.90 (0.34) 1.96 (0.46) 0.44 0.41 < 0.01
Screening for patients 1.19 (0.39) 1.21 (0.41) 1.19 (0.40) 0.74 0.61 < 0.01
Patient lists with appointments 1.37 (0.48) 1.36 (0.48) 1.36 (0.48) 1.00 0.57 < 0.01
  1. * Two-point scale ranging from "1" (yes) to "2" (no)
  2. a Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.05; b Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.01