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Table 2 Association between patient outcomes and chronic care management elements categorized by the CCM elements (N = 57)

From: Differences in patient outcomes and chronic care management of oral anticoagulant therapy: an explorative study

  Therapeutic range Target range
  B p-value B p-value
Health care organization     
Client board -3.001 0.304 -3.096 0.359
Quality manager NA NA NA NA
Quality improvement system (none/IKA or VIM/both) 0.901 0.550 1.008 0.562
Insight in telephonic waiting times (proxy patient orientation) 2.524 0.050* 1.883 0.210
Accreditation (no/once/more than once) 1.225 0.124 1.265 0.170
Self management support     
Percentage of self management patients 21.450 0.109 8.097 0.604
Self-management support with webbased application -2.583 0.077 -3.103 0.065
Frequency of self management control by AC 0.616 0.198 0.259 0.641
Delivery system (re)design     
Regional multidisciplinary meeting -0.255 0.898 -2.135 0.352
Specialized nurses versus doctors 0.131 0.035* 0.166 0.020*
Decision support     
Formal agreements with hospitals 0.097 0.941 0.350 0.817
Software used for dosage advice NA NA NA NA
Info to AC about prescribed interacting drugs (no. always and mean (scale never-always: 0-3))     
   Info from the pharmacist about starting 0.337 0.774 1.396 0.301
   Info from the dispensing GP about starting 0.127 0.848 0.921 0.225
   Info from the pharmacist about change/discontinue -0.135 0.841 -0.923 0.231
   Info from the dispensing GP about change/discontinue -0.276 0.696 0.004 0.996
   Information from the hospital (scale slow-fast: 0-10) -0.090 0.893 0.463 0.364
Clinical information systems     
Communication medium (telephone or other with INR > 8) 2.437 0.099 2.136 0.213
Webbased patient information for dosage advice 0.346 0.844 -1.303 0.521
  1. GP (general practitioner), IKA (system to report ideas, complaints and deviations), INR (International normalized ratio), NA (not assessed), VIM (safe reporting of incidents).