Table 2

Respondent evaluation criteria (n=1008)

Respondent evaluation criterian %Median (25th-75th percentile)
Information given in the Clinical Communiqué is:*,
Useful92899.15 (4–5)
Reliable90796.95 (4–5)
Timely72877.84 (4–5)
Easy to understand91297.45 (4–5)
Written in plain language91798.05 (4–5)
The following sections of the Clinical Communiqué are useful for improving patient care:*,
Case summaries92298.55 (4–5)
Expert commentary91497.65 (4–5)
Editorial79985.44 (4–5)
Resources list62867.14 (3–4)
Reading the Clinical Communiqué†,
Raised awareness about improving patient safety and clinical care91296.55 (4–5)
Provided ideas for improving safety and clinical care88994.14 (4–5)
Prompted me to discuss cases with colleagues75279.64 (4–5)
Prompted me to review my practice71575.74 (4–4)
The length of the Clinical Communiqué is just right*76681.8
I would recommend the Clinical Communiqué to my colleagues*,§92799.05 (5–5)
  • * Seventy-two respondents failed to answer this question and were excluded from analysis (n=936).

  • Sixty-three respondents failed to answer this question and were excluded from analysis (n=945).

  • Five-point Likert scale, 5=strongly agree to 1=strongly disagree. Positive responses are counted as the sum of responses that stated ‘strongly agree’ and ‘agree’.

  • § Five-point Likert scale, 5=definitely yes to 1=definitely not. Positive responses are counted as the sum of responses that stated ‘definitely yes’ and ‘probably yes’.