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Table 1 Hospital and interviewee characteristics

From: How does the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist fit with existing perioperative risk management strategies? An ethnographic study across surgical specialties

HOSPITAL CHARACTERISTICSINTERVIEWEES CHARACTERISTICS
 SizeaSurgical hospital staysbLevelOrganisational structureNumber
N = 17
Nursesc
Nurse anaesthetist/
Operating theatre nurse
Physiciansd
Consultant anaesthesiologist/ Consultant surgeon/Surgeon
Cardiovascular perfusionisteSex
female/ male
Work – experience years qualified in profession - range
Hospital 1:106633,584Tertiary referral hospital22 specialised units94324/55–32
Hospital 2:2447887Secondary referral hospital2 specialised units84403/53–30
Total131041,471178727/103–32
  1. aSize: 2016 Occupancy rate (Statistics Norway) = bed-days/available bed-days. bSurgical hospital stays: 2016 reported stays with one or more surgical procedure, based on the classification system of the Norwegian diagnosis related groups (N-DRG, Norwegian Patient Registry. cAuthorisation requirements in Norway: 3-year bachelor degree in Nursing-180 ECTS§ + either a 1,5-year Specialist education program-90 ETCS, or a 2-year Master’s program-120 ECTS at a College University degree. dAuthorisation requirements in Norway: 6-year cand. Med degree, 360 ECTS + 6,5 years of specialist training before qualification as consultant. eAuthorisation requirements in Norway: 3-year bachelor degree in Engineering or Nursing180 ECTS + a 2-year Master’s program-120 ECTS at a College University degree. §European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits
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