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Table 2 Personal continuity experienced by patients in a regional pancreatic care network, concerning GP and most important specialist (ranked on a 1–5 Likert scale)

From: Continuity of care experienced by patients in a multi-institutional pancreatic care network: a pilot study

  General practitioner Specialist
  Mean (SD) Missing/? (%) Floor effect n (%) Ceiling effect n (%) Mean (SD) Missing/? (%) Floor effect n (%) Ceiling effect n (%)
Subscale 1: personal continuity: care provider knows me
a. I know this care provider very well 3.81 (0.86) 8 (18) 0 (0) 8 (18.2) 3.28 4 (9) 3 (6.8) 1 (2.3)
b. This care provider knows my medical history very well 4.03 (0.65) 8 (18) 0 (0) 8 (18.2) 3.92 7 (16) 0 (0) 10 (22.7)
c. This care provider always remembers what he/she did during my last visit(s) 3.86 (0.81) 9 (20) 0 (0) 7 (15.9) 3.81 7 (16) 1 (2.3) 8 (18.2)
d. This care provider knows my family circumstances very well 3.47 (1.06) 8 (18) 1 (2.3) 5 (11.4) 2.92 5 (11) 6 (13.6) 2 (4.5)
e. This care provider knows my daily activities very well 3.29 (0.93) 9 (20) 1 (2.3) 2 (4.5) 3.00 6 (14) 5 (11.4) 0 (0)
Subscale 2: personal continuity: care provider shows commitment
f. This care provider contacts me if it is needed, I do not have to ask 3.36 (1.13) 8 (18) 0 (0) 6 (13.6) 3.38 7 (16) 2 (4.5) 4 (9.1)
g. This care provider knows very well what I believe is important in my care 3.39 (1.09) 11 (25) 2 (4.5) 4 (9.1) 3.37 6 (14) 4 (9.1) 3 (6.8)
h. This care provider keeps in contact sufficiently when I see other care providers 3.26 (0.99) 10 (23) 2 (4.5) 2 (4.5) 3.08 6 (14) 3 (6.8) 1 (2.3)
Mean score 3.55 (0.74) 3.29 (0.91)