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Table 2 Opinions about the possible effects of the diabetes web portal. Percentages of respondents

From: Diabetes care providers’ opinions and working methods after four years of experience with a diabetes patient web portal; a survey among health care providers in general practices and an outpatient clinic

“I (strongly) agree that…..” All providers General practitioner Nurse practitioner Internist Diabetes nurse  
(N = 128) (n = 45) (n = 56) (n = 11) (n = 16) P-value
a patient portal improves the quality of diabetes care 72.7 77.8 67.9 63.6 81.3 0.60
a patient portal can prevent medical mistakes 55.5 60.0 50.0 45.5 68.8 0.33
the diabetes knowledge that patients gain through the portal can lead to improved self-management 90.6 97.7 85.5a 81.8 100 0.30
a positive effect of the patient web portal is that patients can prepare themselves to the diabetes consultation 71.1 73.3 67.9 63.6 81.3 0.76
the use of a patient portal can lead to better self-management in three quarters of my patients 20.3 24.4 16.1 9.1 31.3 0.11
in a cardiometabolically well-controlled patient with portal access, one of the quarterly monitoring visits can be substituted by self-monitoring 69.5 68.9 73.2 45.5 75.0 0.10
  1. a1 answer missing