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Table 2 Identified categories and subcategories of top managers' descriptions regarding physicians and strategies for managing physicians.

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

I. Descriptions of physicians II. Strategies to manage physicians
1. "Physicians have high status and expertise" A. General management strategies B. Physician-specific management strategies
2. "Physicians lack knowledge of the system" 1) Management control
2) Motivational strategies
3) Line management
1) Organisational separation
2) Nagging and arguing
3) Compensations
4) Relying on the physician role
3. "Physicians can do what they want"