Table 3

Comparison of self-assessment of emergency health knowledge and skills between urban and rural primary care medical staffs
Items Urban medical staffs Rural medical staffs Total χ2/t P value
Fully grasp (%)
 Public health emergency regulations 22.1 16.2 19.5 23.657 0.000
 Concept of risk management 11.6 10.3 11.0 7.470 0.024
 Diagnosis/judge of public health emergencies 24.2 16.6 21.0 29.117 0.000
 Public health department to report 57.0 46.5 52.5 36.850 0.000
 Time limit of reporting 52.6 42.4 48.2 34.881 0.000
Scores of skills (points, a total of 5)
 First aid of public health emergency 2.97 ± 0.68 2.91 ± 0.68 2.94 ± 0.68 −2.632 0.009
 Public health emergency prevention 2.93 ± 0.67 2.87 ± 0.68 2.90 ± 0.67 −2.330 0.020
 Epidemiological investigation 2.72 ± 0.72 2.75 ± 0.68 2.73 ± 0.70 1.360 0.174
 Risk management of public health emergencies 1.80 ± 0.40 1.81 ± 0.39 1.81 ± 0.39 0.510 0.610
 Monitoring of public health emergencies 2.57 ± 0.81 2.51 ± 0.78 2.55 ± 0.80 −2.335 0.020
 Plan making for public health emergenc 2.59 ± 0.81 2.53 ± 0.81 2.56 ± 0.81 −2.154 0.031
 Communication during public health emergencies 2.60 ± 0.81 2.55 ± 0.80 2.58 ± 0.81 −1.871 0.061

Zhiheng et al.

Zhiheng et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:338   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-338

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