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Table 5 Item descriptions and analyses for integration dimension: financial 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  
58 Unite budget planning 44.61 14.66 40.73 48.81 12.82 38.36 (1)>(2)***
59 Unite recruiting funding 64.87 12.61 22.52 67.24 12.28 20.47 (1)>(2)***
60 Unite equipment purchasing 76.19 12.61 11.21 77.80 10.99 11.21  
61 Unite equipment outsourcing 77.91 12.07 10.02 79.09 11.10 9.81  
62 Unite equipment maintenance 74.35 14.12 11.53 73.49 13.25 13.25 (1)<(2)*
63 Unite medical materials and drugs purchasing 64.87 20.26 14.87 72.31 16.27 11.42 (1)>(2)***
64 Unite medical discard materials dealing 70.91 12.82 16.27 75.97 10.99 13.04 (1)>(2)***
65 Unite resources materials dealing 72.84 15.52 11.64 76.19 12.72 11.10 (1)>(2)***
66 Unite housekeeping 79.20 12.28 8.51 80.82 10.78 8.41  
67 Unite equipment maintenance 77.91 12.39 9.70 78.88 10.88 10.24  
68 Share places, materials, equipment 49.57 18.97 31.25 42.35 17.35 40.30 (1)<(2)***
69 Unite update equipment and reinvestment 78.13 12.18 9.70 79.31 10.78 9.91  
70 Design financial risk and sharing mechanism 66.38 14.12 19.50 66.81 13.79 19.40  
71 Unite recruiting fund for the certain services 56.90 17.24 25.86 59.27 16.81 23.92  
72 Unite budgeting for the certain services 48.71 17.78 33.51 52.59 17.13 30.28 (1)>(2)***
73 Unite professionals to plan the certain project 49.35 20.91 29.74 50.43 19.29 30.28  
74 Centralize revenue and earnings for feedback to individual members 54.74 16.81 28.45 59.91 14.98 25.11 (1)>(2)***
75 Centralize cask management 59.59 13.47 26.94 64.55 12.61 22.84 (1)>(2)***
76 Unite project assessment for investing in new services 59.91 17.13 22.95 61.31 16.92 21.77  
77 Design resource distribution principals based on the whole goals 46.88 18.64 34.48 49.14 17.56 33.30 (1)>(2)*
  1. Note:
  2. 1. Paired t test: *p < 0.05; ***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.