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Table 3 Differences found in response to a selection of the questions between HF nurses (HF) and cardiologists (cardio)

From: Perceived barriers of heart failure nurses and cardiologists in using clinical decision support systems in the treatment of heart failure patients

  % agree diff. P-value % not agree diff. P-value
  Cardio HF    Cardio HF   
  Knowledge management  
A CDSS gives me useful information about the treatment. 43 68 26 0.02 3 0 3  
A warning from a CDSS about the course of treatment is very welcome. 62 36 26 0.74 6 21 15  
I can determine the optimal dose of heart failure medication much faster with the help of a CDSS. 50 36 14 0.26 12 21 9  
  Responsibility and Trust (R&T)  
The treatment I prescribe to my patients could depend on a CDSS. 65 36 29 0.49 27 23 4  
A CDSS can give advice about the treatment I should implement. 67 81 14 0.37 6 6 0.2  
The Healthcare Inspectorate should stimulate the use of a CDSS that can provide treatment advice. 18 21 4   32 18 14 0.03
  Barriers and Threats (B&T)  
When I use a computer during patient contacts, this does not influence my relationship with the patient. 32 45 13   55 29 26 0.05
A CDSS could play a dominant role during a consultation. 9 20 11   53 38 15 0.08
A CDSS reduces my work load. 0 10 10   49 37 12 0.21
The application of guidelines by a CDSS is still in its infancy. 64 36 28 <0.01 0 2 2  
A CDSS that works with guidelines can be adapted quickly. 44 27 17 0.97 10 2 8