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Table 1 Respondent characteristics (n = 211)

From: Important factors for effective patient safety governance auditing: a questionnaire survey

Characteristics Board of directors (n = 22) Chief of medical staff (n = 35) Nursing officer (n = 40) Head of medical department (n = 55) Director of quality and patient safety (n = 59) Overall (n = 211)
Age, mean years (SD) 56.1 (5.2) 49.5 (6.3) 46.6 (8.8) 49.7 (6.5) 46.7 (10.8) 48.9 (8.6)
Experience, mean years (SD)a 4.6 (3.5) 4.4 (4.8) 3.9 (4.6) 9.2 (4.8) 6.1 (4.8) 6.1 (5.7)
Female, n (%) 5 (22.7) 6 (17.1) 31 (77.5) 11 (20) 37 (62.7) 90 (42.7)
  1. aTen missing cases