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Table 1 Example data extracts demonstrating the hierarchical coding process

From: Community nurse-paramedics’ sphere of practice in primary care; an ethnographic study

Original text Open codes Subcategory Generic category Main category
“..it is important that you sit down with the patient and the family members and try to find the solution, which I think means that there is some long-term plan for the person to survive at home ...” sitting down
with the patient & the family
finding the solution
making the
long-term plan
time to sit
patient & family
solutions
long-term planning
survey at home
the luxury of time
together with the patient & family
the aim of the assessment
the aim of the care
the way to provide care