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Table 1 Perceptions of hospital information systems – doctors, nurses and administrators

From: Information technology systems in public sector health facilities in developing countries: the case of South Africa

Doctors Absolutely disagree Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree Absolutely Agree Total t-value p-value Significance
I find it easier to work with electronic system than with paper records 0 0 2 4 4 6 4 20 2.881 0.0098 +
I have confidence that information is more secure and confidential in electronic compared to paper 1 4 6 1 0 6 1 19 -0.4984 0.6246  
I believe the computer systems will save the hospital money 1 2 2 3 3 5 1 17 0.4029 0.6927  
I believe the cost of learning new computer systems is not wort the benefits 4 7 4 0 3 1 0 19 -4.2001 0.0006 -
I prefer using a paper based system 4 7 4 2 2 1 0 20 -4.6680 0.0002 -
I would like to move to a paperless system as soon as possible 1 1 1 3 2 3 9 20 2.9370 0.0088 +
Nurses
I find it easier to work with electronic system than with paper recors 1 2 2 1 9 15 10 40 3.6251 0.0008 +
I have confidence that information is more secure and confidential in electronic compared to paper 3 1 3 3 4 18 8 40 2.0762 0.0447 +
I believe the computer system will save the hospital money 1 1 1 3 10 11 4 31 1.5837 0.1241  
I believe the cost of learning new computer systems is not worth the benefits 9 14 4 2 3 5 0 37 -5.9191 0.0000 -
I prefer using a paper based system 13 14 4 3 2 1 3 40 -4.9693 0.0000 -
I would like to move to a paperless system as soon as possible 1 2 0 2 4 18 13 40 4.7026 0.0000 +
Administrators
I find it easier to work with electronic system than with paper recors 1 1 0 1 0 17 10 30 3.6777 0.0010 +
I have confidence that information is more secure and confidential in electronic compared to paper 1 3 0 2 2 12 10 30 3.1072 0.0043 +
I believe the computer systems will save the hospital money 0 2 1 5 3 9 7 27 2.5319 0.0180 +
I believe the cost of learning new computer systems is not worth the benefits 7 14 1 3 1 2 2 30 -4.5328 0.0001 -
I prefer using a paper based system 13 16 0 1 0 0 0 30 -16.0300 0.0000 -
I would like to move to a paperless system as soon as possible 4 0 0 0 2 12 12 30 2.0536 0.0495 +