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Table 2 Information receiving network characteristics

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

Practice 1
(n = 15)
2
(n = 6)
3
(n = 7)
4
(n = 4)
5
(n = 5)
6
(n = 20)
7
(n = 4)
8
(n = 6)
Density         
CHF 0.03 0.37 0.12 0.58 0.10 0.03 0.50 0.30
COPD 0.20 0.40 0.14 0.58 0.20 0.08 0.67 0.40
Diabetes 0.22 0.60 0.17 0.67 0.15 0.12 0.58 0.40
Hierarchy         
CHF 1.00 0.92 0.83 0.00 1.00 0.68 0.00 1.00
COPD 0.70 0.92 0.70 0.00 1.00 0.56 0.00 0.92
Diabetes 0.70 0.00 0.70 0.00 1.00 0.55 0.50 0.92
Centralization         
CHF Outdegree % 12 76 25 56 19 24 67 84
  Indegree % 28 28 25 56 19 13 67 12
COPD Outdegree % 71 72 22 56 28 63 44 72
  Indegree % 33 48 22 56 6 30 44 24
Diabetes Outdegree % 83 48 39 44 13 54 56 72
  Indegree % 68 48 39 44 13 27 56 12
Professional discipline of individuals with highest outdegree centrality *         
CHF N P P P P;N P P P
COPD N P P;N P N P P;N P
Diabetes P P N P;N P;N P N P
  1. * P = physician, N = nurse, A = assistant