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Table 3 General practitioners’ level of agreement about statements concerning outcome expectancy, content, and validity of comparative performance information

From: Comparative performance information plays no role in the referral behaviour of GPs

Statements Totally agree/disagree Do not know
  Mean (s.d.) %
CPI is not transparent about how information is determined 3.6 (0.7) 18
CPI is not clear because of contradictory sources 3.6 (0.7) 20
CPI is not credible 3.2 (0.7) 20
CPI is not in line with patients’ wishes 3.2 (0.6) 27
CPI is difficult for patients to understand 3.3 (0.7) 21
CPI is not specific enough 3.3 (0.7) 21
CPI is not user friendly 3.3 (0.7) 23
CPI gives the wrong choice attributes 3.2 (0.6) 20
CPI is not up to date 3.1 (0.6) 28
CPI has no ability to show differences in quality of care 3.0 (0.6) 20
  1. The 68 responses were given on a five-point Likert scale, with ‘5’ representing ‘Totally agree’ and ‘1’ representing ‘Totally disagree’. ‘Do not know’, was a separate sixth answer possibility.
  2. Standard deviation: s.d.