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Table 4 Means of the attitude toward supporting the promotion of inter-hospital EPR exchange among users; multivariate GLM test (controlling for all other variables, total n = 379)

From: Attitudes toward inter-hospital electronic patient record exchange: discrepancies among physicians, medical record staff, and patients

Variables d Physician a Medical record staff b Patient c
(n = 155) (n = 28) (n = 196)
Mean P Mean P Mean P
Personal Characteristics       
Gender   0.171   0.021*   0.237
Male 3.618   4.822   4.426  
Female 3.904   3.692   4.559  
Age   0.034*   0.018*   0.109
25    3.533   3.951  
26-35 3.437   4.887   3.973  
36-45 (36 for medical record staff) 3.296   4.350   4.027  
46-55 4.542     4.097  
56-64 3.844     4.049  
65      4.372  
Experience of computer use   0.521   0.498   0.029*
Never or <1 year    4.093   3.367  
1-3 years (3 years for physician) 3.451   4.158   3.777  
4-6 years (6 years for medical record staff) 3.779   4.520   4.139  
7-9 years 3.857     4.097  
10 years 3.956     3.987  
Occupation       0.015*
Industry or commerce      4.129  
Government or education      4.279  
Healthcare      3.866  
Service      4.186  
Student      3.990  
Other      3.627  
Number of outpatient visit in the past three months       0.046*
0      3.832  
1      3.986  
2-5      4.067  
6      4.350  
Work Characteristics       
Level of hospital   0.006**     
Medical center 4.022      
Regional hospital 3.500      
Human Aspects       
Reason to use EMR   0.024*     
Convenient to access medical information 4.161      
Useful for work 4.122      
Not prefer handwriting 3.980      
EMR is mandatory 3.550      
No use and no benefit 2.870      
Other 3.995      
Level of concerns   0.010*   0.574   <0.001***
Low 3.889   4.042   3.655  
High 3.468   4.298   4.227  
Technology Aspects       
Usefulness of functions   0.004**   0.589   0.407
Low 3.458   4.048   4.077  
High 3.937   4.292   3.966  
Major information source of this EPR       0.049*
Friend or colleague      4.255  
Internet      3.964  
Government institution      3.757  
Relative      4.426  
Hospital      3.920  
Other      4.192  
Never heard of      3.910  
  1. a R2 = 0.2486
  2. b R2 = 0.6309
  3. c R2 = 0.1212
  4. d Only variables statistically significant are shown
  5. * p <0.05, ** p <0.01, *** p <0.001