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Table 2 Item descriptions and analyses for integration dimension: governance infrastructure (n = 928)

From: Integration in primary community care networks (PCCNs): examination of governance, clinical, marketing, financial, and information infrastructures in a national demonstration project in Taiwan

Item Descriptions Clinic-clinic
Relationship (1)
Clinic-hospital
Relationship (2)
 
   Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Pair-t tests
   Disagree Fair Agree Disagree Fair Agree  
1 Obey the determined deals 0.97 10.34 88.69 1.62 11.85 86.53 (1)>(2)**
2 Control the network plans and goal achievements 12.50 29.63 57.87 16.59 31.79 51.62 (1)>(2)***
3 Design and employ the network performance indicators 21.23 31.47 47.31 17.67 30.06 52.26 (1)<(2)***
4 Timely performance feedbacks to network members 4.53 24.46 71.01 4.53 23.81 71.66  
5 Regulate the availability of patient data in the network 2.91 21.66 75.43 2.37 23.92 73.71  
6 Determine the distribution principals of gaining 7.22 32.11 60.67 6.47 32.33 61.21  
7 Determine cooperation policy and principals 8.41 31.03 60.56 7.87 31.25 60.88  
8 Determine disintegration policy and principals 7.87 31.47 60.67 6.68 30.93 62.39 (1)<(2)*
9 Determine conflict resolution models 7.22 28.99 63.79 6.68 29.20 64.12  
10 Communicate business strategies among network members 5.28 27.69 67.03 4.74 27.69 67.03  
11 Establish fair coordination mechanism 27.91 38.04 34.05 26.19 38.04 35.78 (1)<(2)**
12 Establish communication models and channels 19.94 37.07 43.00 18.75 37.93 43.32  
13 Understand the roles of network members 7.22 34.38 58.41 7.33 34.48 58.19  
14 Take care of all members' benefits on strategic planning 5.17 28.02 66.81 4.96 27.26 67.78  
15 Determine the united principals for individual members' development 1.40 19.18 79.42 1.94 18.97 79.09  
16 Understand the members' goals and strategies 2.05 18.21 79.74 2.05 19.07 78.88  
17 Compatible goals and strategies for all members 3.13 20.91 75.97 3.56 21.98 74.46  
18 Invest in sufficient inputs for the network development (goals and strategies) 7.33 30.17 62.50 6.57 30.71 62.72  
19 Establish coordination mechanisms for the whole network and individual development 4.20 25.00 70.80 4.63 25.75 69.61  
  1. Note:
  2. 1. Paired t test: *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  3. 2. Items measured originally as Likert scale 1 (strongly disagree)-5 (strongly agree); they were recoded as disagree (Likert score 1 and 2), fair (Likert score 3), and agree (Likert score 4 and 5) in frequency counts