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Table 1 Overview of context

From: Exploring challenges in quality and safety work in nursing homes and home care – a case study as basis for theory development

CaseMunicipality population (approximate N of inhabitants)OrganizationApproximate number of employeesApproximate number of patientsManagerial levels
Home care A15–20,000
District, medium-sized municipality.
• Delivers home care services
• Practical assistance
• Responsible for a community based activity center
<  100
Registered nurses
Healthcare workers
Assistants
2802
Home care B5000–10,000
Rural municipality, border to big municipality.
Future merging with neighbor municipality.
• Delivers home care services
• Practical assistance
<  100
Registered nurses
Healthcare workers
Assistants
1002
Nursing home A130–135,000
Large city, municipality.
Seven departments:
• 1 short-term department
• 1 drug care department
(residence for patients with substance abuse)
• 3 dementia departments
• 2 long-term departments
200–300
Registered nurses
Healthcare workers
Assistants
1302
Nursing home B70–75,000
City, large municipality in area. Merger with another municipality planned.
One department divided into three groups:
• 1 dementia group
• 2 long-term groups
<  100
Registered nurses
Healthcare workers
Assistants
302