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Table 2 Characteristics of the interview participants

From: Commissioner, clinician, and patient experiences of a pre‐surgical health optimisation programme – a qualitative study

Role Number Characteristics
Managerial 4 Clinical commissioning group or local authority commissioners and policy makers
Provider 9 Hip and Knee team, Healthy Lifestyle Service, GPs, Referral Support Service
Patient 7 • 5 males, 2 females.
• All patients had obesity; one was also a smoker.
• 4 accepted Healthy Lifestyle Service support referral, 3 declined
• 5 referred for surgery, 2 referred for conservative management