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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Applying clinical guidelines in general practice: a qualitative study of potential complications

  Group 1 (n = 7) Group 2 (n = 8) Group 3 (n = 3) Group 4 (n = 7) Total (n = 25)
Female (n) 3 2 0 5 10
Age in years min – max (mean) 31 – 39 (34.3) 45 – 62 (55.9) 40 – 47 (44.3) 31 – 45 (37.0) 31 – 62 (43.4)
Years as GPa min – max (mean) 1 – 4 (2.9)a 8 – 35 (22.6) 12 – 13 (12.3) 0 – 4 (2.4)a 0 – 35 (9.6)
Specialist in general practice (n) 0 8 3 0 11
Specialist in another medical discipline (n) 1 1 0 1 3
  1. aYears of experience in open, unselected general practice. Two of the participants with the least experience as GPs had 5–6 years of experience in an Emergency Ward