Table 4

Organizational characteristics by stage of initial implementation
Characteristics Stage N=31 Mid Stage N=30 Late Stage N=31 P Value
Facility Context
Number of Acute Care Beds1 123.6±91.2 117.1±93.0 114.9±86.9 0.93
Facility Complexity Score2
Level 1 19 (61) 18 (60) 13 (42) 0.51
Level 2 5 (16) 4 (13) 8 (26)
Level 3 7 (23) 8 (27) 10 (32)
Presence of Nephrologists 23 (74) 22 (73) 19 (61) 0.47
Presence of Dialysis Unit 21 (68) 18 (60) 15 (48) 0.30
Affiliation with Academic Medical Center 25 (81) 25 (83) 22 (71) 0.46
Implementation activities and structures
Use of Clinical Champions3 27 (90) 27 (90) 27 (87) 0.92
Monitoring of Guideline Implementation 27 (87) 26 (87) 25 (81) 0.73
Presence of Plan for Implementation 29 (94) 29 (97) 28 (90) 0.87
Fostering of Collaboration among facilities3 27 (87) 28 (93) 25 (83) 0.49
Presence of Teamwork for Implementation 29 (94) 29 (97) 30 (97) 1.00
Adequate Financial Resources 6 (19) 11 (37) 8 (26) 0.31
Staff awareness and capabilities
Resistance from Primary Care Providers 7 (23) 3 (10) 7 (23) 0.35
Resistance from Subspecialists 7 (23) 4 (13) 9 (29) 0.33
Resistance from Local Support Staff 4 (13) 1 (3) 2 (7) 0.40

1 Mean (Standard deviation); all other values represented are frequency (percentage). 2 Complexity level 1 facilities had highest complexity and level 3 the lowest.3 N=103 for this survey question.

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Hall et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-69

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