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Table 1 Composition of the sample of in-depth interviews according to the four categories of healthcare provider

From: What contributes to inappropriate antibiotic dispensing among qualified and unqualified healthcare providers in Bangladesh? A qualitative study

Category Type of provider Rural Urban
Qualified Graduate Practitioner Public and private; human and veterinary medicine practitioners 6 (4 human, 2 veterinary) 6 (4 human, 2 veterinary)
Auxiliary medical practitionera
(1–4 years training)
Healthcare workers, paramedics, family welfare visitors, health assistant 4 3
Semi-qualified healthcare provider
(1–12 month of training)
Retail drug shop owner or seller 6 (2 human, 2 animal, 2 both human and animal) 8 (4 human, 2 animal, 2 both human and animal)
Unqualified healthcare provider (no training) Retail drug shop owner or seller 7 (2 human, 2 animal, 3 both human and animal) 6 (2 human, 2 animal, 2 both human and animal)
Total   23 23
  1. aProvider in human medicine only, no veterinary equivalent