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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of research participants

From: Quality of outpatient clinical notes: a stakeholder definition derived through qualitative research

Characteristics Clinician group Nurse/Ancillary group Patient group Administrator group
Number = 163 61 52 31 19
Disciplines/fields represented Physicians Cert. nurse specialists Patients Quality assurance specialists
Nurse practitioners Nurses Caregivers Special needs coordinators
Physician Medical technologists   Patient advocates
Assistants Physical therapists   Patient safety managers
Dentists Social workers   Medical coders
Psychologists Pharmacists   Group practice managers
Optometrists Medical assistants   Medical records technicians
  Case managers   Patient administrators
  Dental assistants   
  Hospital Corpsman   
Gender     
Female 29 (47.5%) 39 (75.0%) 20 (64.5%) 13 (68.4%)
Male 30 (49.2%) 11 (21.2%) 11 (35.5%) 6 (31.6%)
Not reported 2 (3.5%) 2 (3.8%) 0 0
Age (in years)     
Mean 41.6 42.1 51 41.8
Maximum 72 62 83 61
Minimum 26 21 25 26
# participants not reporting 1 3 9 0
Race/ethnicity     
African American 2 (3.3%) 18 (34.6%) 8 (25.8%) 10 (52.6%)
Asian Pacific 7 (11.5%) 3 (5.8%) 0 0
Hispanic 3 (5.0%) 2 (3.8%) 3 (9.7%) 4 (21.1%)
Caucasian 48 (78.7%) 28 (53.8%) 20 (64.5%) 5 (26.3%)
# participants not reporting 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.9%) 0 0
Data collected between May 2009 –December 2009 June 2009 –December 2009 July 2009 –October 2011 May 2009 –December 2009