Table 1

Participating hospital and healthcare workers' characteristics

Country

Focus group session

Hospital type and number

Staff types

Length of employment at hospital (years)


UK

Group 1

Urban teaching hospital n = 1

Ward manager

9

Infection control nurse

12

Directorate manager

30

Clinical nurse specialist

6

Ward manager

20

Occupational health nurse

12

Matron

21

Group 2

Consultant in infectious diseases

3

A&E nurse

10

Sister

5

Registrar

2

Medical trainee

3

A & E matron

-- *

Outside contractor/payroll

-- *

Greece

Group 1

Urban teaching hospital n = 1

Nurse manager

4

Nurse in infectious diseases

15

Unit director of A & E

12

Occupational health practitioner

9

Professor of medicine

-- *

Nurse

-- *

Nurse

-- *

Nurse in physiology

22

Director of infectious disease unit

23

Nurse

10

Medical practitioner

5

Infectious disease nurse

2

Infectious disease physician

Infectious disease physician

Infectious disease physician

Infectious disease nurse

-- *

Germany

Group 1

Urban hospitals n = 3

Hospital hygienist

2

Hospital hygienist

3

Senior physician and hospital hygienist

3

Hungary

Group 1

Urban hospitals n = 6

Physician, hospital epidemiologist and head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department

25

Nurse specialist for infection control

27

Infection control manager and head of sterilisation unit

5

Hospital epidemiologist head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department and public health inspector

30

Hospital epidemiologist and head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department

25

Medical hospital epidemiologist head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department

20

Group 2

Urban Hospital n = 1

Consultant in internal medicine

26

Registrar for internal medicine

0.75

Intensive care nurse

15

Infectious disease nurse

39

Nurse in neurology department

21

Nurse in neurology department

9

Nurse in internal medicine department

14

Nurse in internal medicine department

6

Nurse in chronic/long term internal medicine

31

Nurse in chronic/long term internal medicine

19


*missing data

Aghaizu et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:541   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-541

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