Table 5.

Average number of inappropriate tests ordered per patient by attitudinal responses: The Jonckheere-Terpstra test was used to determine if responses were associated with inappropriate test ordering.

LIKERT RESPONSEAVERAGE NO. OF INAPPROPRIATE TESTS
38-YEAR-OLD WOMAN38-YEAR-OLD MAN55-YEAR-OLD WOMAN55-YEAR-OLD MANOVERALL
Do you follow a template?
  • Never or rarely4.43.85.65.018.8
  • Half the time3.93.34.64.416.1
  • Most times or always3.93.25.95.518.6
  • P value.63.17.11.15.88
Do you feel you order less or more than the template?
  • A lot or a little less3.32.75.04.615.7
  • Same3.83.15.45.017.3
  • A lot or a little more5.44.77.06.523.6
  • P value.02.007.03.002.001
Does the template encourage less or more ordering?
  • A lot or a little less4.74.06.15.620.4
  • Same4.23.56.05.519.2
  • A lot or a little more3.72.95.45.117.1
  • P value.43.22.35.37.32
Do you order less or more than your preceptor?
  • A lot or a little less3.62.94.74.315.5
  • Same3.83.15.55.117.5
  • A lot or a little more4.73.96.76.321.6
  • P value.16.13.003.001.01
After graduation, will you order less or more?
  • A lot or a little less4.53.86.05.319.7
  • Same3.73.05.45.117.3
  • A lot or a little more4.13.66.36.020.0
  • P value.36.67.90.51.85