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Table 1 Characteristics of 46 health providers participating in the qualitative study on implementation of COPD care bundles

From: Factors influencing the implementation and uptake of a discharge care bundle for patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative focus group study

  Acute care settings (N = 35), n (%) Community and primary care settings (N = 11), n (%)
Sex
 Male 17 (49) 2 (19)
 Female 18 (51) 9 (81)
Age
 Under 29 2 (6)
 30 to 39 9 (26) 2 (19)
 40 to 49 8 (23) 6 (55)
 50 to 59 13 (38) 1 (10)
 60 and older 3 (9) 2 (19)
Clinical discipline*
 Medical
  Respirologist 7 (20)
  Emergency physician 4 (12)
  Family physician/general practitioner 2 (19)
  Pharmacist 1 (10)
 Allied and administrative
  Respiratory therapist 7 (20)
  Physical therapist
  Primary care nurse 3 (9) 2 (19)
  Occupational therapist 1 (10)
  Nurse practitioner 2 (6) 2 (19)
  Unit manager 3 (9)
  Clinical nurse educator 4 (12)
  Registered nurse 4 (12)
  Social worker 1 (3)
  Licensed practical nurse 1 (10)
  Clinical assistant 1 (3)
  Administrative positions 1 (3) 2 (19)
Work setting*
 Acute care hospital 26 (75)
 Emergency department 14 (40)
 Specialist clinic 5 (15)
 Primary care—family practice clinic 8 (73)
 Primary care—walk-in clinic 2 (19)
 Other   
  Management 2 (19)
  Specialist physician administrative office 1 (3)
Years of practice
 < 2 2 (6)
 2 to 5 4 (12) 3 (28)
 6 to 10 6 (18)
 11 to 15 4 (12) 1 (10)
 16 to 20 3 (9)
 20 to 25 3 (9) 3 (28)
 26 to 30 4 (12) 2 (19)
 > 30 9 (26) 2 (19)
Location of practice
 Urban 35 (100)  
 Regional 6 (54)
 Rural 5 (46)
  1. NR not reported
  2. *Multiple responses were allowed