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Table 3 Description of patient and other focus group participants

From: Clinicians’ and patients’ views of metrics of change derived from patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) for comparing providers’ performance of surgery

Group Sex Operation Age (years) Socio- Economic Status (IMD* quintiles) Not known
  M F Hip Knee VVs none 40-55 56-75 >75 1 2 3 4 5 -
A (N = 8) 3 5 5 2 0 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 6
B (N = 7) 4 3 2 3 0 2 2 3 2 0 2 1 3 0 1
C (N = 6) 4 2 0 4 0 2 1 2 3 0 2 2 2 0 0
D (N = 8) 4 4 0 8 0 0 2 4 2 3 2 2 1 0 0
E (N = 9) 5 4 8 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 2 3 2 1 0
F (N = 7) 2 5 0 0 7 0 1 5 1 1 1 4 1 0 0
Totals (N = 45) 22 23 15 17 7 6 9 21 15 7 9 12 9 1 7
  1. *Index of multiple deprivation, 1 least deprived to 5 most deprived, or NK = Not known.
  2. VVs = varicose vein surgery.
  3. A &B) London, C) Birmingham, D) Sheffield, E) Liverpool, F) Bournemouth.