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Table 3 The distribution of healthcare professional participants in pilot counties

From: Vertical integrated service model: an educational intervention for chronic disease management and its effects in rural China – a study protocol

Activity Specific activity Institution/Professional position County name
Huaiyin Jingjiang Gaochun
Questionnaire Questionnaire for medical personnel County level hospitals 6 10 5
Township health centres 56 41 45
Village clinics 47 25 27
Sum 109 76 77
  Questionnaire about professional qualification County level hospitals & township health centres 53 34 44
Village clinics 50 25 29
Sum 103 59 73
In-depth interview Head of the health bureaus 0 0 1
Public health directors 1 5 3
Directors of hospitals 1 3 3
Village doctors 4 7 1
Doctors in county level hospital 0 2 0
Doctors in township health centre 0 2 0
Head of health insurance department 0 0 1
Sum 6 19 9