Table 1

Concordance of experts in their assessment scores of letters to patients written by 6th year students attending family medicine rotation in 2011
Evaluation category Score (mean ± SD)* Concordance† Difference‡
Expert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3 W (P) χ2 (P)
Adequacy and clarity of description of disease/state 1.43 ± 0.57 1.36 ± 0.48 1.75 ± 0.49 0.372 (0.197) 32.525 (<0.001)
Knowledge 1.47 ± 0.55 1.28 ± 0.53 1.74 ± 0.48 0.484 (0.002) 45.529 (<0.001)
Adequacy of recommendations 1.43 ± 0.58 1.50 ± 0.52 1.80 ± 0.40 0.469 (0.004) 34.740 (<0.001)
Courtesy and respect 1.91 ± 0.32 1.62 ± 0.51 1.86 ± 0.42 0.413 (0.047) 31.442 (<0.001)
Language and style 1.78 ± 0.44 1.58 ± 0.53 1.53 ± 0.57 0.357 (0.288) 14.588 (<0.001)
Total score 8.02 ± 1.37 7.34 ± 1.46 8.69 ± 1.66 0.519 (0.001) 64.153 (<0.001)

*The scale ranged from 0 to 2 points (maximum 10 points for the five evaluated categories). SD standard deviation.

Kendall’s W concordance test.

Friedman’s test.

Mrduljaš Đujić et al.

Mrduljaš Đujić et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-114

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