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Table 1 Summary of participants of the RELEASE Study focus groups

From: Barricades and brickwalls – a qualitative study exploring perceptions of medication use and deprescribing in long-term care

  Facility A (96 residents) Facility B (108 residents) Facility C (100 residents)
Residents (n) 13 7 5
 Age (mean, range), years 89 (76–100) 84 (75–93) 90 (83–99)
 Female % 100 71 60
 Length of time in LTCF (range), years 1 − 13 1 − 9 1 − 3
 Number medications daily (median, range) 8 (5–20) 9 (2–17) 5 (5–10)
Relatives (n) 5 7 4
 Age (mean, range), years 63 (55–71) 70 (54–84) 63 (55–72)
 Female % 40 83 75
LTCF staff (n) 8 7 4
 Age (mean, range), years 45 (21–69) 40 (27–54) 51 (44–56)
 Time working in aged care (range), years 1 − 15 3 − 20 2.5 − 8
General Practitioners (n) 8   
 Age (mean, range), years 56 (43–73)   
 Experience as GP (range), years 20 − 42   
 Total LTCFs serviced (range) 1 − 6   
 Total LTCF patients (range) 10 − 150   
  1. GP general practitioner, LTCF long-term care facility
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