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Table 1 Participants in qualitative interviews

From: Improving delivery of care in rural emergency departments: a qualitative pilot study mobilizing health professionals, decision-makers and citizens in Baie-Saint-Paul and the Magdalen Islands, Québec, Canada

Types of participantsNumber of participants
Magdalen IslandsBaie-St-PaulTotal
COMMUNITY
➔ concerned citizens
➔ elected officials
➔ patients / caregivers
8715
PHYSICIANS
➔ GPs / specialists
6713
NURSES AND DECISION-MAKERS*
➔ nurses
➔ managers
➔ health system decision-makers
*Presented together to ensure confidentiality
6410
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM (EMS)
➔ first responders
➔ paramedics
➔ EMS decision-makers
41014
OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
➔ psychosocial
➔ diagnostic services
➔ pharmacy
10616
Total343468