Table 1

Participant demographic information
n (%)
Gender
  Female 134 (98%)
  Male 3 (2%)
Highest qualification
  Bachelor degree 89 (65%)
  Bachelor degree with honours 30 (22%)
  Coursework masters 13 (9%)
  Research masters/Doctorate 5 (4%)
Years of clinical experience
  Less than 5 53 (39%)
  5 – 10 34 (25%)
  Greater than 10 50 (36%)
Employment location
  Metropolitan 75 (55%)
  Non-metropolitan (rural and regional) 62 (45%)
Current position classification level
  HP 3 53 (39%)
  HP 4 52 (38%)
  HP 5 25 (18%)
  HP 6 6 (4%)
  HP 7 1 (1%)
Current position type
  Clinical 118 (86%)
  Management 12 (9%)
  Clinical education 5 (4%)
  Research 2 (1%)
Current caseload majority
  Adult 77 (56%)
  Neonates 1 (1%)
  Paediatrics 42 (31%)
  Adolescents 5 (4%)
  Mixed adult/paediatric 12 (9%)
Employment type
  Full-time 99 (72%)
  Part-time 38 (28%)
Employment status
  Permanent 85 (62%)
  Locum/temporary 52 (38%)

Note. HP3 represents an entry-level, base grade clinician while the higher HP levels represent progressively higher expertise and influence.

Finch et al.

Finch et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:144   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-144

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