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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents

From: Barriers and facilitators to improve safety and efficiency of the ICU discharge process: a mixed methods study

  Individual interviews Focus group interviews
  (n = 23) (n = 25)
Job Title   
 ICU physician (%)
 ICU nurse (%)
 Ward physician (%)
 Ward nurse (%)
 Policy maker a (%)
 Patient (%)
5 (22)
5 (22)
3 (13)
5 (22)
3 (13)
2 (9)
5 (20)
7 (28)
5 (20)
8 (32)
0 (0)
0 (0)
Male (%) 10 (43) 8 (32)
Hospital type   
 General (%)
 Teaching (%)
 Academic (%)
 Not applicable b (%)
6 (26)
4 (17)
10 (43)
3 (13)
5 (20)
10 (40)
10 (40)
0 (0)
Years clinical Experience in current specialty   
 <5 years (%)
 5–10 years (%)
 >10 years (%)
 Not applicable c (%)
8 (35)
5 (22)
5 (22)
5 (22)
5 (20)
7 (28)
13 (52)
0 (0)
  1. aPolicy makers: two hospital managers and one consultant of a medical insurance company
  2. bOne policy maker and the two patients were not affiliated to a hospital
  3. cThe policy makers and patients were not categorised