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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: The politics and ethics of hospital infection prevention and control: a qualitative case study of senior clinicians’ perceptions of professional and cultural factors that influence doctors’ attitudes and practices in a large Australian hospital

  Doctors [N = 16]: 11 staff specialists [SS];
5 visiting medical officers [VMO]
Nurses [N = 10]
Gender M: F 10: 3:7
Seniority Divisional director 6 Hospital/divisional director or deputy; facility manager 6
Departmental/unit director 4 Nursing unit manager 2
Other senior medical consultant 6 Clinical nurse consultant 2
Specialty Medical 6; surgical 4; other 6a 16 Medical 5; surgical 3; other 2b 10
  1. aOther doctors’ specialties: intensive care [2]; emergency medicine [2]; anaesthetics [1]; obstetrics/gynaecology [1]
  2. bOther nurses’ specialties: intensive care, infection prevention and control