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Table 1 Characteristics of the participants of the web-based survey (N = 65)

From: Organisational targets of patient safety improvement programs in primary care; an international web-based survey

Gender  
  Male 31 (47.7%)
  Female 34 (52.3%)
Mean age (years) 48.05 years ( ± 9.64)
Professional discipline  
  Medicine 48 (76%)
  Allied health profession 3 (5%)
  Biomedical, behavioural or social science and eHealth 7 (12%)
  Pharmacy 5 (8%)
Current profession1  
  General practitioner/ family or primary care physician 41 (63%)
  Medical teacher 17 (26%)
  Employed (or director) at organization of health profession 10 (16%)
  Policy advisor, policy researcher and/or public health expert 7 (11%)
  Scientific researcher 20 (31%)
  Nurse working in primary care, auditor and forensic doctor, 2 (3%)
  (Community) pharmacist, dentist 5 (8%)
  Patient 2 (3%)
For those working in a general practice, the practice size  
  Mean number of registered patients (N = 34) 6399 ( ± 17060)
  Mean number of patients attending every three months (N = 29) 2395 ( ± 5440)
For those working in a general practice, the location of the practice  
  City/ highly urbanized 25 (56.8%)
  Town (up to 10.000 inhabitants) 11 (25%)
  Village/ rural area 8 (18.2%)
Country  
  Germany 11 (17%)
  The Netherlands 10 (15%)
  United Kingdom 6 (9%)
  Bulgaria 4 (6%)
  Austria 4 (6%)
  Latvia 3 (5%)
  Spain 3 (5%)
  Denmark 2 (3%)
  Slovenia 2 (3%)
  Slovakia 2 (3%)
  Albania 1 (2%)
  Belgium 1 (2%)
  France 1 (2%)
  Ireland 1 (2%)
  Italy 1 (2%)
  Luxemburg 1 (2%)
  New Zealand 1 (2%)
  Poland 1 (2%)
  Romania 1 (2%)
  Russia 1 (2%)
  Unknown 8 (12%)
  1. 1Respondents were allowed to choose all the options that apply.