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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 32)

From: A qualitative exploration of the collaborative working between palliative care and geriatric medicine: Barriers and facilitators from a European perspective

Characteristics Interview 1 Interview 2 Interview 3 Interview 4 Total
(n = 8) (n = 7) (n = 8) (n = 10) (n = 32)a
Gender      
Male 3 3 4 1 11
Female 5 4 4 9 22
Age (years)      
≤29 1 0 0 1 2
30–39 1 3 1 2 7
40–49 0 0 0 2 2
50–59 4 2 4 5 15
≥60 2 2 2 0 6
Clinical work experience (years)      
1–9 1 1 1 3 6
10–19 3 2 5 4 14
20–29 1 3 1 3 8
≥30 3 1 1 0 5
Work settingb      
Hospital 3 5 0 0 8
Academic hospital 5 2 2 3 12
Long-term care facility 0 1 3 2 6
Hospice/palliative care unit 0 0 3 2 5
University/other 0 0 0 5 5
Positionc      
GP 0 0 3 2 5
Geriatrician 7 7 2 1 17
Palliative care specialist 0 1 3 3 7
Internist 1 0 0 0 1
Nurse 0 0 1 2 3
Bereavement coordinator 0 0 1 0 1
Policy adviser 0 0 1 0 1
Researcher 1 0 1 6 8
  1. a One of the participants of group interview 3 also participated in group interview 1
  2. b Some participants work in more than one setting or have more than one position
  3. c Some participants hold more than one position (most palliative care specialists are also GP or geriatrician)