Table 1

Respondent characteristics, N=195
Characteristic n (%) /
mean ± SD
Sex, female (%) 122 (64.6)
Province of work, in alphabetical order
 Alberta (%) 14 (7.2)
 British Columbia (%) 6 (3.1)
 Manitoba (%) 10 (5.2)
 New Brunswick (%) 4 (2.1)
 Newfoundland and Labrador (%) 2 (1.0)
 Nova Scotia (%) 1 (0.5)
 Ontario (%) 139 (71.6)
 Prince Edward Island (%) 1 (0.5)
 Quebec (%) 13 (6.7)
 Saskatchewan (%) 2 (1.0)
 Northwest territories (%) 2 (1.0)
Institution type
 Community hospital (%) 128 (66.3)
 Academic health sciences centre (%) 58 (30.1)
Quaternary/Tertiary facility / Cardiac Centre (%) 25 (13.0)
 Rehab/outpatient institution (%) 7 (3.6)
 Government (%) 1 (0.5)
 Other (%) 5 (2.6)
Job title / position
 Executive leadership (%) 84 (43.3)
 Manager (%) 33 (17.0)
 Medical director (%) 23 (11.9)
 Clinical director (%) 17 (8.8)
 Supervisor/coordinator/ team lead (%) 15 (7.7)
 Other (%) 22 (11.3)
Years of service in current role
 <1 year (%) 20 (10.4)
 1-5 Years (%) 77 (39.9)
 6-10 years (%) 41 (21.2)
 >10 years (%) 55 (28.5)
Primary clinical area
 Cardiac (%) 66 (34.4)
 Non-clinical focus (%) 54 (28.1)
 Non-cardiac-specific area 72 (37.5)*
  General (%) 25 (48.1)
  Multiple areas (%) 6 (11.5)
  Acute care (%) 5 (9.6)
  Complex continuing / long-term care (%) 5 (9.6)
  Emergency (%) 4 (7.7)
  Surgery (%) 3 (5.8)
 Other (%) 4 (7.7)
Highest level of education
 Graduate degree (%) 74 (38.5)
 Medical school (%) 50 (26.0)
 Undergraduate degree (%) 38 (19.8)
 College diploma (%) 28 (14.6)
 High school (%) 2 (1.0)
Graduation year (mean ± SD) 1991.4 ±12.0

*n=20 responses missing or not applicable.

SD=standard deviation.

Grace et al.

Grace et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:120   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-120

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