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Table 1 An example of the analytical procedure: from meaning unit to code

From: Managers' perceptions of the manager role in relation to physicians: a qualitative interview study of the top managers in Swedish healthcare

Meaning unit Condensed meaning unit Code
"In the first place, there's a culture
/.../that allows you to do what you
want. It's an accepting culture, a
permissive culture, there's very large
variation. And it's probably a, a
matter of course to some extent, of
loyalty to colleagues and solidarity,
to..., yes, you allow such extremely
extensive variation."
A culture that is accepting,
permissive, and loyal, and
allows physicians to do
what they want.
"Physicians
can do what
they want"