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Table 4 Item descriptions and analyses for integration dimension: marketing 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
   never thinking brain storming acting never thinking brain storming acting  
45 Share available professional literature and books 42.13 20.26 37.61 20.37 16.92 62.72 (1)<(2)***
46 Regularly or irregularly share individual facility reports for updated services 19.94 16.06 64.01 12.50 12.61 74.89 (1)<(2)***
47 Release network information for the public through electronic and paper media 25.11 21.88 53.02 14.76 16.49 68.75 (1)<(2)***
48 Regularly or irregularly share individual facility reports within the network 34.70 21.12 44.18 15.84 15.73 68.43 (1)<(2)***
49 Share individual facility reports within the network 43.75 22.41 33.84 21.01 16.59 62.39 (1)<(2)***
50 Unite the publications for the network communication 39.98 23.38 36.64 27.48 20.91 51.62 (1)<(2)***
51 Invite the members one others for individual member facility activities 21.66 16.92 61.42 10.45 14.01 75.54 (1)<(2)***
52 Cooperate large and small research projects 31.68 21.77 46.55 25.00 19.18 55.82 (1)<(2)***
53 Unite social activities to enhance the network reputation 17.35 18.21 64.44 11.75 14.87 73.38 (1)<(2)***
54 Release information of medical services of network members to the public to enhance the network reputation 17.67 20.91 61.42 11.96 16.81 71.23 (1)<(2)***
55 Identify target markets of the network for health and medical services 25.32 24.03 50.65 19.29 22.52 58.19 (1)<(2)***
56 Identify target markets of the network for community health educations 19.40 23.92 56.68 14.44 20.37 65.19 (1)<(2)***
57 Identify and develop target markets of the network for competing in the medical industry 30.06 23.92 46.01 24.57 21.34 54.09 (1)<(2)***
  1. Note:
  2. 1. Paired t test: ***p < 0.001
  3. 2. Items measured as scale 0 (never thinking), 1 (brain storming), 2 (developing), and 3 (completely acting). And for frequency counts, "acting" was counted by adding the items "developing" and "completely acting" together.
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