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Table 3 Major themes identified by analysis of interview transcripts – factor affecting doctors’ attitudes to and practice of IPC

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

1. Characteristics of doctors, medical culture and medical professionalism
 i. Clinical independence/autonomy
 ii. Leadership and role modelling
 iii. Doctors’ accountability for healthcare associated infections
 iv. Consultants’ professional obligations
2. Interprofessional factors
3. Organisational factors
4. Factors relating to IPC policies and/or their implementation