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Table 4 Attitude of primary doctors to the use of communicable disease reporting system in Taiwan (N = 1093).

From: Private doctors' practices, knowledge, and attitude to reporting of communicable diseases: a national survey in Taiwan

Questions Total subjects (n = 1093) Among subjects with diagnosis experiences of reportable diseases (n = 406)
  Numbers (%) of the agreed Numbers (%) of the agreed among subjects who did report (n = 340) Numbers (%) of the agreed among subjects who did not report (n = 66) p value*
a. How do you feel about the system in general?     0.00
   Convenient 735 (67.2) 264 (77.6) 30 (45.5)  
   Inconvenient 239 (21.9) 71 (20.9) 24 (36.4)  
   Not familiar with the system 119 (10.9) 5 (1.5) 12 (18.2)  
b. Which is your preferred government agency you would like to report to?     0.09
   Center of Disease Control, National level 230 (21.0) 67 (19.5) 20 (30.3)  
   Local Health Department, City or County level 602 (55.1) 199 (58.7) 29 (43.9)  
   No preference 251 (23.0) 70 (20.7) 17 (25.8)  
   Others 10 (0.9) 4 (1.2) 0 (0.0)  
c. If you can choose, what is the reporting method that you would like to use the most?     
   Reporting through telephone, operator 623 (57.0) 192 (56.5) 34 (51.5) 0.46
   Reporting through fax 479 (43.8) 196 (57.5) 26 (39.4) 0.01
   Reporting through internet 460 (42.1) 142 (41.8) 34 (51.5) 0.14
   Combining reporting with claims for reimbursement to NHI 193 (17.7) 56 (16.5) 11 (16.7) 0.97
   Reporting through telephone, machinery message 152 (13.9) 54 (15.9) 11 (16.7) 0.87
   Others 17 (1.6) 9 (2.7) 0 (0.0) 0.18
d. What kind of measures will increase your willingness to report?     
   Simplified reporting procedure 805 (73.7) 257 (75.6) 43 (65.2) 0.08
   Feedback of disease epidemic information from government through fax or telephone 461 (42.2) 163 (47.9) 22 (33.3) 0.03
   Increased insurance reimbursement by reporting 270 (24.7) 88 (25.9) 21 (31.8) 0.32
   Commendation by Ministry of Health 110 (10.1) 39 (11.5) 10 (15.2) 0.40
   Others 20 (1.8) 9 (2.7) 3 (4.5) 0.41
  1. *x 2 test between reporting and non-reporting doctors.