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Table 1 Categories of interview participants (expert informants)

From: Perceived barriers to effective implementation of public reporting of hospital performance data in Australia: a qualitative study

# Type Sector Informant Labela Description & Jurisdiction Interviews (n) Interviewees (n)
1 Consumer Consumer Consumer Consumer advocacy organisations with national or state focus, and one independent advocate 6 7
2 Provider Public PrPub National and state based health providers and provider associations 3 4
3   Private PrPriv National and state based health providers and provider associations 3 3
4   Mixed PrMix National medical practitioner professional colleges, associations and councils 6 8
5 Purchaser Government PurGov Government health departments from states, territories and Commonwealth 9 12
6   Private PurPriv National private health insurance funders 4 4
7   Independent PurIndept National independent government agencies (relevant Authorities and Commissions) 3 3
  Total (N) 34 41
  1. a Informant labels are used in the text to anonymously identify individual informants by their type and sector