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Table 4 Descriptive statistics on the items and concepts divided by education level and population size (n=186)

From: Evidence-based practice in primary healthcare from the managerial point of view – a national survey

  Education Population
  Short
N=90
Long
N=66
  <500 000
N=80
≥500 000
N=57
 
  Percent (%) p Percent (%) p
POLICY AND GUIDELINES
Q1: Degree of impact of policy and guidelines on the organization Large 96.0 99.0   96.0 99.0  
    0.215    0.243
Q2: Impact of policies and guidelines on daily practice Evident impact 80.0 86.4   76.1 82.8  
    0.580    0.305
Q3: Own knowledge of where to find alternate decision support systems Yes 72.0 70   73.0 71.0  
    0.786    0.777
Q4: Co-workers’ knowledge of where to find alternate decision support systems Yes 72.0 72.0   70.0 76.0  
    0.999    0.394
CAPTURE
Q7: Time spent on reworking or creating policy documents in order to unify practice. Little 33.0 39.0   33.0 37.0  
    0.441    0.594
Q8: Demands on evidence-based practice that impede on clinical practice. Rarely 74.0 59.0   77.0 81.0  
    0.049    0.536
Q9: Evaluation of evidence when implementing new treatments Yes 74.0 80.0   76.0 67.0  
    0.384    0.203
ACCESS
Q10: Co-workers’ possibilities to research information in order to keep up to date. Important 94.0 95.0   94.0 97.0  
    0.789    0.370
Q11: Time spent on researching information about one’s own occupational topics. ≤1 hour/week 8.0 21.0   13.0 13.0  
2-3 hours/week 79.0 61.0   74.0 71.0  
>3 hours/week 13.0 18.0   13.0 16.0  
     0.054    0.912
MANAGEMENT
Q5: Primary healthcare would gain based on faster adaptation to new evidence Yes 70.0 74.0   68.8 74.3  
    0.585    0.618
Q6: New thoughts and ideas about the work routine are stimulating. Yes 98.0 97.0   97.0 98.0