Table 3

Patient contacts documented in the EPR and registered in the survey.

Type of patient contact

Number of patient contacts

Statistical significance of the difference between expected and registered contacts2)


All physicians

Respondents


Documented data in

electronic patient record

(MedicusR)

Expected1)

Registered


n

n

n

p


Visit

3098

2107

2296

0.237

Phone call

1115

758

948

< 0.001

Email

178

121

449

< 0.001


Patient contacts documented by all physicians at the Finnish Student Health Service (n = 76) in the electronic patient record (MedicusR) and registered by respondents (n = 52) in a survey over one working week (5.5. – 9.5.2003), as well as the statistical significance of the difference in contact numbers.

1)Based on the proportion of respondents among all physicians

2) Proportion test for two independent groups

Castrén et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-5-2

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