Table 4

Summary of pre and post-implementation differences in referral outcomes by BPG

BPG

Asthma <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)

Breast-feeding <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)

DDD <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)

Smoking Cessation <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)

Venous Leg Ulcer <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)

Diabetes Foot Care <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6955/6/4/mathml/M1">View MathML</a> (SD)


Nurses' Questionnaire

# of items – familiarity with referral source

5

5

3

5

2 + 7 1

7

Nurses' familiarity with referral source (range 0–5)

Pre

2.03 (0.7)

2.51 (1.0)

3.33 (0.9)

2.13 (0.9)

4.14 (.81)

2.98 (.89)

2.59 (.78)

Post

2.54 (0.9)**

2.74 (1.04)*

3.61 (1.1)*

2.9 (0.9)**

4.08 (.89)

3.78 (.85)**

3.13 (1.01)**

# of items – patient referrals made

4

3

3

3

9

3+4 1

Patient referrals in past month by nurses (range 0–1)

Pre

0.23 (0.3)

0.20 (0.23)

0.29 (0.3)

0.22 (0.2)

0.28 (.26)

0.25 (.27)

0.17 (.20)

Post

0.85 (.03)**

0.23 (0.24)

0.41 (0.4)*

0.25 (0.29)

0.36 (.26)

0.36 (.34)

0.32 (.30)**

Chart Audit

# of referral sources

-

-

3

7

17

-

Referrals documented (range 0–1)

Pre

-

-

0.11 (.18)

0 (0)

0.15 (.08)

Post

0.13 (.22)

0.04 (.13)

0.17 (.07)

Patient Interviews

# of items – information about referral sources

6

11

-

7

-

8

Patient reports of having been given information in hospital about referral sources (range 0–1)

Pre

0.20 (.33)

0.44 (.18)

-

0.31 (.27)

-

0.12 (.13)

Post

0.38 (.35)

0.47 (.18)

0.18 (.18)

0.13 (.18)

# of items – contact with referral sources

7

12

8

Patient reports of telephoning, visiting or receiving assistance from referral sources (range 0–1)

Pre

.23 (.13)

.12 (.07)

-

-

-

0.08 (.11)

Post

.25 (.15)

.13 (.08)

0.09 (.10)


Notes: * p < .05

** p <.001

1 Two-factor solutions were found. Pre- and post-implementation scores are provided for each of the factors.

Edwards et al. BMC Nursing 2007 6:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-6-4

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