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Table 1 Personal characteristics of respondents

From: A cognitive perspective on health systems integration: results of a Canadian Delphi study

Characteristic Category Round I (n = 90) Round II (n = 68)
Gender Female 74.4% 72.1%
  Male 25.6% 27.9%
Age 20-30 13.3% 14.7%
  31-45 26.7% 26.5%
  46-60 45.6% 41.2%
  61+ 14.4% 17.6%
Region Central Provinces 76.7% (73% ON) 83.8% (79% ON)
  Western Provinces 13.3% 8.8%
  Atlantic Provinces 6.7% 3.0%
  Prairie Provinces 3.3% 4.4%
Current Role1 Manager/Administrator 56.7% 52.9%
  Policymaker 17.8% 13.2%
  Researcher/Academic 14.4% 14.7%
  Consultant 14.4% 16.2%
  Clinician/Care Provider 12.2% 13.2%
  Patient/Caregiver Advocate 6.6% 5.9%
  Educator 5.6% 4.4%
Current Workplace1 Coordinating/Advisory Body 19.0% 22.1%
  Hospital 19.0% 14.7%
  Home & Community Care 16.7% 16.2%
  Ministry/Government 14.4% 11.8%
  RHA/DHA/LHIN2 12.4% 11.8%
  Primary Care 11.1% 14.7%
  University or Research Institute 11.1% 11.8%
  Professional Association/College 9.0% 8.8%
  Long-Term Care 2.2% 2.9%
Level of Integration3 Micro 23.3% 23.5%
(experience) Meso 47.8% 47.1%
  Macro 28.9% 29.4%
Integration Activities1 Planning 81.1% 73.5%
(experience) Implementation 64.4% 57.4%
  Management 57.8% 52.9%
  Evaluation 55.6% 52.9%
  Patient Care 35.6% 30.9%
  Policy-Making 31.1% 26.5%
  Research 29.0% 23.5%
  Patient/Caregiver Advocacy 14.4% 11.8%
  No Direct Experience 3.3% 4.4%
  1. 1Respondents could select multiple options.
  2. 2RHA/DHA: Regional/District Health Authority; LHIN: Local Health Integration Network.
  3. 3Macro: integration for entire communities; Meso: integration for specific patient or caregiver populations; Micro: integration for individual patients and their caregivers.