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Table 2 Characteristics of tertiary health professional focus groups

From: Primary and tertiary health professionals’ views on the health-care of patients with co-morbid diabetes and chronic kidney disease – a qualitative study

Focus group Hospital Health professionals involved (n) Gender (n) of involved health professionals Male: Female ratio for the entire group Total (n)
THP FG 1 Hospital A Endocrinologists (2) Female (2) 1:7 8
Nephrologists (2) Male (1); Female (1)
Diabetes nurse practitioner (1) Female (1)
Diabetes nurse educator (1) Female (1)
Renal nurse practitioners (2) Female (2)
THP FG 2 Hospital A Social Workers (3) Male (1), Female (2) 1:2 3
THP FG 3 Hospital B Endocrinologist (1), Female (1) 3:3 6
Nephrologists (2), Male (2)
Diabetes nurse educator (1), Female (1)
Renal nurse (1), Female (1)
Dietician (1), Female (1)
Social worker (1) Male (1)
THP FG 4 Hospital C Endocrinologist (1) Female (1) 1:5 6
Endocrine advanced trainee (1) Female (1)
Diabetes nurse practitioner (1) Female (1)
Renal nurse practitioner (1) Female (1)
Dietician (1) Female (1)
Nephrologist (1) Male (1)
THP FG 5 Hospital D Nephrologist (1) Male (1) 1:5 6
Renal advanced trainee (1) Female (1)
Renal nurses (2) Female (2)
Dietician (1) Female (1)
Diabetes nurse practitioner (1) Female (1)
THP FG 6 Hospital D Diabetes nurse educators (2), Female (2) 2:4 5
Endocrine advanced trainees (4). Male (2), Female (2)
Total    N/A 9:26 35