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Table 1 Numbers of health professionals and receiving information connections (n = 8 general practices)

From: Information exchange networks for chronic illness care in primary care practices: an observational study

Practice number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Total
Number of GPs 6 2 2 1 2 7 1 2 23
Number of assistants 7 3 4 2 2 9 2 3 32
Number of nurses 2 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 12
Total number of providers in the practice 15 6 7 4 5 20 4 6 67
Total number of non-responders* 0 0 0 1 (P) 2 (P, A) 10 (P,9A) 0 0 13
Receiving information within the practice          
Reported CHF connections 6 11 5 7 2 12 6 9  
Reported COPD connections 41 12 6 7 4 31 8 12  
Reported Diabetes connections 47 18 7 8 3 44 7 12  
Theoretical maximum number of present connections
(n * (n - 1))
210 30 42 12 20 380 12 30  
Proportion agreement between receiving and providing information          Mean
CHF 0.948 0.567 0.810 0.667 1.00 0.864 0.833 0.767 0.807
COPD 0.919 0.733 0.667 0.667 1.00 0.833 0.667 0.867 0.794
Diabetes 0.862 0.667 0.619 0.500 0.833 0.689 0.417 0.867 0.682
  1. *P = physician, N = nurse, A = assistant