Table 1

Descriptive summary of the responses on the type of information that the physicians would be willing to share.

Information to Share

Mean

Std. Dev.


A1

Patient's first name

2.8

2


A2

Patient's surname

2.5

2


A3

Patient's initials

4.3

2.3


A4

Patient's sex

6.6

0.6


A5

Patient's full date of birth

4.2

2.3


A6

Patient's full postal code

4.8

2.5


A7

Indication of whether the patient is pregnant

6.2

1.3


A8

Patient's diabetes history

5.7

1.7


A9

Patient's asthma history

5.7

1.7


A10

Patient's COPD history

5.7

1.7


A11

Patient's CHF history

5.7

1.7


A12

Your practice postal code

6.2

1.4


A13

Your name

5.22

2.1


A14

Total number of active patients in the practice

5.7

1.7


A15

Total number of patients seen during the reporting period

6.2

1.3


A score of 1 means "not willing to share", a score of 7 means "very willing to share", and neutral value was coded as 4

El Emam et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:454   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-454

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