Table 1

Descriptive characteristics of research participants
Characteristics Clinician group Nurse/Ancillary group Patient group Administrator group
Number = 163 61 52 31 19
Disciplines/fields represented Physicians Cert. nurse specialists Patients Quality assurance specialists
Nurse practitioners Nurses Caregivers Special needs coordinators
Physician Medical technologists Patient advocates
Assistants Physical therapists Patient safety managers
Dentists Social workers Medical coders
Psychologists Pharmacists Group practice managers
Optometrists Medical assistants Medical records technicians
Case managers Patient administrators
Dental assistants
Hospital Corpsman
Gender
Female 29 (47.5%) 39 (75.0%) 20 (64.5%) 13 (68.4%)
Male 30 (49.2%) 11 (21.2%) 11 (35.5%) 6 (31.6%)
Not reported 2 (3.5%) 2 (3.8%) 0 0
Age (in years)
Mean 41.6 42.1 51 41.8
Maximum 72 62 83 61
Minimum 26 21 25 26
# participants not reporting 1 3 9 0
Race/ethnicity
African American 2 (3.3%) 18 (34.6%) 8 (25.8%) 10 (52.6%)
Asian Pacific 7 (11.5%) 3 (5.8%) 0 0
Hispanic 3 (5.0%) 2 (3.8%) 3 (9.7%) 4 (21.1%)
Caucasian 48 (78.7%) 28 (53.8%) 20 (64.5%) 5 (26.3%)
# participants not reporting 1 (1.6%) 1 (1.9%) 0 0
Data collected between May 2009 –December 2009 June 2009 –December 2009 July 2009 –October 2011 May 2009 –December 2009

Hanson et al.

Hanson et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:407   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-407

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