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Table 1 Details of the high performing teams, data collection, and study participants

From: Delivering exceptionally safe transitions of care to older people: a qualitative study of multidisciplinary staff perspectives

  High performing team Data collected via: Number of participants
Secondary care Hospital A: older people’s medicine 5 x focus groups, 1 x interview, 4 x observed meetings (incorporated perspectives from 8 wards and a hospital discharge team) 32
Hospital B: cardiology 1 x focus group, 2 x interviews, 1 x observed meeting (incorporated perspectives from 1 ward) 9
Hospital C: older people’s medicine 3 x focus group, 3 x observed meetings (incorporated perspectives from 4 wards) 20
Hospital D: respiratory 1 x focus group, 1 x observed meeting (incorporated perspectives from 1 ward and an integrated discharge team) 7
Primary care General Practice A 1 x focus group, 1 2-person interview 10
General Practice B 2 x focus groups 21
General Practice C 3 x focus groups 20
General Practice D 1 x focus group 7
General Practice E 1 x focus group 7
General Practice F 1 x focus group 5
Community care Community trust 1 1 2-person interview (worked into/with Hospital B) 2
Community trust 2 1 focus group (worked into/with Hospital C) 4
Community trust 3 1 x focus group, 2 × 1- or 2-person interviews (worked into/with GP D and F) 6
Community trust 4 5 × 1- or 2-person interviews (worked into/with GP A, B, C and E) 7
  Total: 21 focus groups, 12 1- or 2-person interviews, 9 observed meetings 157