Table 2

Concordance of experts in their assessment scores of letters to patients written by 4th year students in 2011
Evaluation category Score (mean ± SD)* (N = 363) Concordance† Difference‡
Expert 1 Expert 2 Expert 3 W (P) χ2 (P)
Adequacy and clarity of description of disease/state 3.87 ± 1.04 2.80 ± 0.71 4.06 ± 0.91 0.490 (<0.001) 19.070 (0.006)
Knowledge 3.87 ± 1.05 2.95 ± 0.76 4.45 ± 0.88 0.547 (<0.001) 25.009 (0.003)
Adequacy of recommendations 3.48 ± 1.18 2.74 ± 0.76 2.75 ± 1.26 0.576 (<0.001) 24.662 (0.017)
Courtesy and respect 4.15 ± 0.95 3.87 ± 0.48 4.75 ± 0.52 0.456 (<0.001) 7.286 (0.023)
Language and style 3.87 ± 1.07 3.69 ± 0.57 4.48 ± 0.68 0.473 (<0.001) 2.823 (0.361)
Total score 19.25 ± 4.85 16.06 ± 2.51 20.50 ± 3.01 0.582(<0.001) 263.064 (0.020)

*The scale ranged from 1 to 5 points (maximum 25 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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