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Table 3 Change in mean DHB ratings (i.e. mean of the DHB means) for each of the CGDI items across the two surveys, with higher scores indicating more positive mean responses

From: Measuring progress with clinical governance development in New Zealand: perceptions of senior doctors in 2010 and 2012

  2010 2012    
Survey item (scoring range) DHB Mean (SD) DHB Mean (SD) Change 95% CI for Change p=
To your knowledge, has your DHB established governance structures that ensure a partnership between health professionals and management? (0-1) 0.64 (0.12) 0.71 (0.12) +0.08 +0.03 - +0.12 0.0040*
To what extent are health professionals in your DHB involved in a partnership with management with shared decision making, responsibility and accountability? (0-2) 0.87 (0.15) 1.04 (0.16) +0.17 +0.07 - +0.27 0.0023*
To what extent are health professionals in your DHB involved as full active participants in the design of organisational processes? (0-2) 0.88 (0.14) 0.93 (0.15) +0.05 -0.04 - +0.14 0.2533
To what extent do you believe that quality and safety is a goal of every clinical initiative in your DHB? (0-2) 1.12 (0.09) 1.28 (0.14) +0.16 +0.09 - +0.23 0.0001*
To what extent do you believe that quality and safety is a goal of every clinical resourcing or support initiative in your DHB? (0-2) 0.83 (0.09) 1.08 (0.14) +0.25 +0.17 - +0.33 0.0000*
To what extent has your DHB sought to give responsibility to your team for clinical service decision making in your clinical areas? (0-2) 0.74 (0.10) 1.00 (0.19) +0.26 +0.16 - +0.36 0.0000*
  1. Three DHBs have been removed because of low numbers (fewer than 10) or not taking part in both surveys, leaving 924 and 849 respondents for the 2010 and 2012 surveys respectively.
  2. SD = Standard Deviation.
  3. 95% CI = 95% Confidence Interval.
  4. * = Statistically significant at the p = 0.05 level.
  5. p-values obtained using Student’s t-test for paired data, with the DHBs across the two surveys as the pairs.