Table 7

Levels of agreement: attitudinal comparisons by respondent groups towards value of RCA process and need for further education
Survey items Group 1: Respondents who led or participated in RCA n=101 (%) Group 2: Respondents who did not participate or lead RCA n=127 (%) All respondents n=228 (%) Chi Square
Agree Unsure Disagree Agree Unsure Disagree Agree Unsure Disagree χ2 Df P
Considering the health systems investment in RCA training, are the benefits you see worth the investment? 74 (73.3) 21 (20.8) 5 (5.0) 75 (59.1) 45 (35.4) 4 (3.1) 149 (65.4) 66 (28.9) 9 (4.0) 6.347 2 0.042
Undertaking a RCA is a time-consuming business. Is it good use of staff time and resources? 87 (86.1) 10 (9.9) 4 (4.0) 90 (70.9) 28 (22.0) 5 (3.9) 177 (77.6) 38 (16.7) 9 (3.9) 6.591 2 0.037
Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure Yes No Unsure χ2 Df P
Do you think a follow-up training session after you had actually conducted a RCA would be beneficial? 66 (65.3) 8 (7.9) 23 (22.8) 50 (39.4) 3 (2.4) 19 (50.0) 116 (50.0) 11 (4.7) 42 (18.1) 1.188 2 0.552
Would receiving confidential peer-feedback on your final RCA report be beneficial as part of your learning? 84 (83.2) 1 (1.0) 16 (15.8) 47 (37.0) 1 (0.8) 15 (11.8) 131 (56.5) 2 (0.9) 31 (13.4) 1.773 2 0.412

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Bowie et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:50   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-50

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