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Table 5 Descriptive statistics, reliability and inter-correlation of the variables

From: Advancing laboratory medicine in hospitals through health information exchange: a survey of specialist physicians in Canada

Variable (n = 566)means.d.αaVIFb1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.
Characteristics of the hospital
 1. Size (no. of SPs)2202461.10       
 2. Location (0: urban, 1: rural).30.461.10−.30      
HIE capability for lab. Medicine
 3. LRV capabilities available3.31.7.05.12     
Characteristics of the spec. Physician
 4. Gender (0: male, 1: female).491.04−.05.08.04    
 5. Medical experiencec3.81.91.04.14−.21−.01−.20   
Extent of LRV consultation            
 6. LRV capab. Used / LRV capab. Available.75.34.06.02.52.08−.02  
Extent of iEHR consultation
 7. iEHR capab. Used / iEHR capab. Available.61.34.02−.26−.06−.01−.05−.01 
Benefits from HIE consultation
 8. Benefits from LRV consultation3.31.0.621.01−.26.19.63.08−.10.59−.13
 9. Benefits from iEHR consultation3.11.2.851.01.02−.23−.06.04−.05.04.86−.08
  1. aCronbach’s reliability coefficient [inappropriate for index variables]
  2. bVariance inflation factor
  3. c1 = less than 5 years, 2 = 5–9 years, 3 = 10–14 years, 4 = 15–19 years, 5 = 20–24 years, 6 = 25 years or more