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Table 2 Barriers and facilitators to implementing supports for EIDM

From: Barriers, facilitators and views about next steps to implementing supports for evidence-informed decision-making in health systems: a qualitative study

  Number of interview participants (n)a
Total (n = 57) Organizationb Province Occupation
PCP (n  = 9) Hospital (n  = 32) RHA (n  = 16) Ontario (n  = 29) Quebec (n  = 28) Senior manager (n  = 33) Knowledge broker (n=11) Library manager (n  = 13)
Barriers 50 8 29 13 24 26 28 10 12
-Limited resourcesc 34 6 19 9 16 18 19 8 7
-Time constraints 23 6 11 6 16 7 12 4 7
-Negative attitude toward change 14 3 8 3 7 7 7 4 3
Facilitators 30 4 18 8 17 13 18 8 4
-Genuine interest from health system decision-makers 23 3 15 5 16 7 14 7 2
  1. aPercentage of total number of participants (font style used): 0% of participants (bold); 1% to 32% of participants (italic); 33% to 66% of participants (regular i.e. not bold and not italic); 67% to 99% of participants (bold and italic); 100% of participants (regular and underlined).
  2. b PCP primary care practice, RHA regional health authority.
  3. cThe main two sub-elements that were mentioned within the category of ‘limited resources’ were: money (n = 19) and staff (n = 14).