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Table 2 Changes in levels of system development over study period (Assessment of Chronic Illness Care scores, potential range 0–11)

From: Improving organisational systems for diabetes care in Australian Indigenous communities

System components Baseline Year 1 Year 2 Change (P value)* Year 1 – baseline Change (P value)* Year 2 – baseline
  Median (Interquartile Range)   
Organisational influence 3.4 (2.5, 4.3) 5.2 (4.5,5.3) 6.1 (4.5, 6.7) +1.8 (0.002) +2.7 (0.003)
External linkages 4.8 (4.0, 5.6) 5.4 (4.6, 6.0) 6.5 (5.3, 7.8) +0.6 (0.089) +1.7 (0.002)
Self-management support 3.8 (3.0, 3.9) 5.3 (4.2. 5.8) 6.4 (4.9, 7.3) +1.5 (0.005) +2.6 (0.004)
Decision support 4.7 (4.0, 5.0) 5.8 (4.7, 6.3) 7.2 (5.8, 8.2) +1.1 (0.077) +2.5 (0.025)
Delivery system design 4.5 (3.6, 5.2) 5.9 (5.3, 6.7) 7.2 (5.8, 8.2) +1.4 (0.002) +2.7 (0.007)
Clinical Information systems 5.4 (4.6, 5.9) 5.9 (5.3, 7.3) 7.7 (6.1, 8.3) +0.5 (0.037) +2.3 (0.015)
Integration 2.5 (1.9, 3.5) 4.5 (3.5, 5.4) 5.1 (4.1, 6.5) +2.0 (0.002) +2.6 (0.004)
Overall (Total) 4.3 (3.4, 4.7) 5.6 (4.6, 6.0) 6.1 (5.6, 7.3) +1.3 (0.002) +1.8 (0.002)
  1. * P values are for Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank sum tests. Changes significant at 0.05 level are shown in bold.