Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographics of the interviewed physicians and nursing staff

From: Factors influencing antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities: a qualitative in-depth study

Demographic Physicians (n = 13) Nursing staff (n = 13) Overall (n = 26)
Sex Male 4 1 5
Female 9 12 21
Age (yr) Mean (range) 45 (25–60) 45 (24–61) 45 (24–61)
Years of professional experience Mean (range) 15 (0–36) 17 (0–32) 16 (0–36)
Type of facility Nursing home 10 9 19
Residential care home 3 4 7
Facility location Urban area 8 7 15
Rural area 5 6 11
Professional specialism Nursing home Elderly care physician (7) Nurse* (4) -
Elderly care physician in training (1)
Junior doctor (1) Nurse assistant* (5)
Physician assistant (1)
Residential care home General practitioner (3) Nurse assistant* (4)  
  1. * United States equivalents: nurse = registered nurse, nurse assistant (levels 2, 3 and 4) = licensed practical nurse (level 4) or nurse aid (levels 2 and 3).