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Table 4 Percent level of agreement with statements about primary care reform.

From: Family physician views about primary care reform in Ontario: a postal questionnaire

Statement Strongly agree Agree Slightly agree Slightly disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
  % % % % % %
I understand the Ontario Family Health Network well enough to make informed decisions about my involvement (n = 574) 8.9 27.7 18.3 9.1 24.4 11.7
I expect to be part of the Ontario Family Health Network by 2004 (n = 562) 3.1 4.3 8.7 12.1 33.3 38.6
I expect to be part of the Ontario Family Health Network at some time after 2004 (n = 549) 1.8 5.8 16.4 16.4 27.7 31.9
The current system for the organization of primary care delivery in Ontario needs to be changed (n = 568) 14.4 33.1 26.8 7.8 12.7 5.3
The current system for the financing of primary care delivery in Ontario needs to be changed (n = 567) 25.2 34 19.6 6.2 10.2 4.8
A capitation based formula for funding physician services would improve primary care in Ontario (n = 556) 3.4 6.5 17.3 14.6 31.7 26.6
A roster that links a patient to a single care provider would improve primary care in Ontario (n = 564) 6 16.5 27.5 9.6 22.2 18.3
Appropriate financial incentives would enhance preventive interventions in primary care (n = 567) 23.5 44.4 19.6 3.4 6.4 2.8
Patients should always have access to extended weeknight and weekend office hours (n = 568) 4.4 25.9 22.2 13.2 24.5 9.9
A telephone health line staffed by a qualified nurse is a good resource to direct patients to appropriate care (n = 569) 9 33.2 28.3 8.6 13.9 7
I would like to see computer systems replace most of the paper systems in my practice (n = 563) 22.6 29.3 20.4 8.5 13 6.2