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Table 2 Basic characteristics of the participants

From: Goal setting is insufficiently recognised as an essential part of shared decision-making in the complex care of older patients: a framework analysis

Characteristics General practitioner
(n = 15)
Clinical geriatrician
(n = 18)
Age, mean (SD) (years) 51 (6.6) 48 (8.6)
Gender, n (% women) 9 (60) 9 (50)
Practice type, n (%)   N/A
 Single 1 (7)  
 Joint partnership 2 (13)  
 Group/health centre 12 (80)  
Practice location, n (%)   N/A
 Rural area 3 (20)  
 Urbanised rural area 5 (33)  
 Urban area 7 (47)  
Physician assistant in geriatric carea, n (% yes) 12 (80) N/A
Type of hospital, n (%) N/A  
 Academic centre   3 (17)
 Community hospital   9 (50)
 Mental care facility   2 (11)
 Non-academic teaching hospital   4 (22)
Researcher, n (% yes) 5 (33) 9 (50)
Supervisor, n (% yes) 3 (20) 11 (61)
GP specialised in geriatric care, n (% yes) 9 (60) N/A
Years of professional experience, median (range) 16 (3–34) 10 (3–22)
  1. N/A not applicable, SD standard deviation, GP general practitioner
  2. ain GP practice