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Table 3 Electronic health record perceptions – 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 have superior access to patient record information when compared to paper based systems 0 2 1 1 2 3 11 20 3.6665 0.0018 +
There is a reduction of duplication of information which means cleaner patient records and less time spent entering information 2 1 4 0 3 8 2 20 0.7483 0.4640  
Patient information is more disorganised with the computer system compared to the paper system 4 9 2 1 1 2 1 20 -3.1743 0.0053 -
Fewer records are lost and record management has improved 0 0 0 0 6 6 8 20 5.9135 0.0000 +
Nurses
I have superior access to patient record information when compared to paper based systems 1 0 0 0 8 16 13 38 4.6403 0.0000 +
There is a reduction of duplication of information which means cleaner patient records and less time spent entering information 2 0 1 2 12 15 7 39 2.0770 0.0448 +
Patient information is more disorganised with the computer system compared to the paper system 10 19 6 2 1 0 2 40 -5.8010 0.0000 -
Fewer records are lost and record management has improved 2 4 1 0 4 18 10 39 2.9957 0.0049 +
Administrators
I have superior access to patient record information when compared to paper based systems 1 0 0 1 3 16 8 29 3.1605 0.0039 +
There is a reduction of duplication of information which means cleaner patient records and less time spent entering information 1 3 2 2 3 14 5 30 1.6292 0.1145  
Patient information is more disorganised with the computer system compared to the paper system 10 11 3 2 1 2 1 30 -5.8357 0.0000 -
Fewer records are lost and record management has improved 0 2 1 4 3 10 9 29 3.3449 0.0024 +