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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Models of care for musculoskeletal health: a cross-sectional qualitative study of Australian stakeholders’ perspectives on relevance and standardised evaluation

SME discipline category Current profession N (%)a Mean (SD) years in current professional role
[range]
Health policy/strategy or advocacy Health policy and/or program development for chronic disease 14 (51.9) 12.6 (6.5)
[4–30]
Public health system funding 4 (14.8) 6.3 (2.9)
[4–10]
Advocacy and/or consumer representation for musculoskeletal health 4 (14.8) 14 (12.4)
[4–32]
Health workforce policy/strategy 8 (29.6) 12.1 (6.6)
[3–25]
Clinical practice and/or clinical/health services research Clinical practice in musculoskeletal healthcare (currently active) 8 (29.6) 26.3 (4.7)
[20–32]
 General practice 2 (7.4)  
 Endocrinology 1 (3.7)
 Rheumatology 2 (7.4)
 Pain/rehabilitation medicine 1 (3.7)
 Community pharmacy 1 (3.7)
 Physiotherapy 1 (3.7)
Clinical practice in musculoskeletal healthcare (currently inactive)  
 General practice 1 (3.7)
 Physiotherapy 3 (11.1)
Clinical and/or health services research in musculoskeletal healthcare 4 (14.8) 21 (7.2)
[15–29]
Tertiary education of healthcare professionals 7 (25.9) 15.7 (8.3)
[7–30]
Health service or program delivery Health service delivery, coordination or management related to chronic diseases 10 (37.0) 14 (8.0)
[5–30]
Private health insurance 2 (7.4) 1.5 (0.7)
[1-2]
Consumer Consumer 5 (18.5) 31.8 (14.6)
[15–50]
Other Other (health economics; primary care system change and capacity building; development and evaluation of healthcare models 3 (11.1) 20.0 (5.0)
[15–25]
  1. acategories are not mutually exclusive, therefore the sum does not equal 27