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Table 1 Descriptions of participating MSCs

From: Building organisations, setting minds: exploring how boards of Dutch medical specialist companies address physicians’ professional performance

  ≈ Number of specialists Board size* Hospital size** Hospital recently merged*** Hospital location
MSC1 250 Large Medium Yes Peripheral
MSC2 250 Small Large Yes Peripheral
MSC3 150 Small Medium No Urban
MSC4 50 Small Small No Peripheral
MSC5 350 Large Large Yes Peripheral
MSC6 250 Medium Medium No Urban
MSC7 200 Medium Large Yes Urban
MSC8 200 Large Large Yes Urban
  1. *Board size: small (< 4), medium (4), large (> 4)
  2. **Hospital size in number of employees and yearly patient visits: small (< 2000 & < 250.000), medium (2000-4000 & 250.000-500.000), large (> 4000 & > 500.000)
  3. ***Recently merged meant merged within the last 5 years at the time of data collection