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Table 2 Background characteristics of PCPs (n = 42) who participated in focus group interviews

From: Person-centred and efficient care delivery for high-need, high-cost patients: primary care professionals’ experiences

CharacteristicTotal (n = 42)Focus group 1 (n = 7)Focus group 2 (n = 7)Focus group 3 (n = 6)Focus group 4 (n = 8)Focus group 5 (n = 14)
n (%)
Sex
 Male11 (26.2%)001 (16.7%)3 (37.5%)7 (50%)
 Female30 (71.4%)7 (100%)7 (100%)5 (83.3%)5 (62.5%)6 (42.9%)
 Missing1 (2.4%)00001 (7.1%)
Age, mean (SD)46.7 (10.7)41.9 (9.3)54.7 (3.7)46.2 (15.3)45.0 (11.9)46.9 (9.6)
 Missing, n (%)3 (7.1%)01 (14.3%)002 (14.3%)
Primary care profession
 Somatic practice nurse19 (45.2%)7 (100%)7 (100%)1 (16.7%)2 (25%)2 (14.3%)
 GP13 (31.0%)003 (50%)3 (37.5%)7 (50%)
 Othera9 (21.4%)002 (33.3%)3 (37.5%)4 (28.6%)
 Missing1 (2.4%)00001 (7.1%)
GP practice type
 General practice not part of multi-disciplinary health centre26 (61.9%)7 (100%)5 (71.4%)4 (66.7%)4 (50%)6 (42.9%)
 General practice part of multi-disciplinary health centre10 (23.8%)02 (28.6%)1 (16.7%)3 (37.5%)4 (28.6%)
 Not applicable4 (9.5%)001 (16.7%)03 (21.4%)
 Missing2 (4.8%)0001 (12.5%)1 (7.1%)
Working experience in general practice (years), mean (SD)14.8 (10.4)15.9 (13.5)12.3 (16.2)9.1 (7.4)10.1 (7.3)21.2 (10.5)
 Not applicable, n (%)4 (9.5%)1 (14.3%)01 (16.7%)02 (14.3%)
 Missing, n (%)3 (7.1%)01 (14.3%)01 (12.5%)1 (7.1%)
  1. aOther professions included doctor’s assistant (n = 4), coordinator elderly care at care group (n = 1), programme manager pulmonary medicine (n = 1), policy advisor (n = 1), retired GP (n = 1), manager of care group (n = 1)