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Table 1 Respondent characteristics

From: Factors influencing patient safety in Sweden: perceptions of patient safety officers in the county councils

  % N
Occupation/profession in the county council*   
Physician   87
Administrative personnel   82
Nurse   17
Other   3
Time designated to work with patient safety issues   
<1 year 16 27
1–2 years 19 32
3–5 years 27 45
>5 years 38 62
Knowledge/overview of the county council’s patient safety work   
Excellent 20 33
Very good 45 75
Good 30 51
Fair 5 8
Poor   0
Ability to influence the patient safety work in the county council   
Excellent 9 15
Very good 33 54
Good 44 72
Fair 13 22
Poor 2 3
  1. Answers missing or recorded as “no opinion” excluded.
  2. *Comments: 19 respondents had more than one answer, one answer was missing.