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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Trade-offs between voice and silence: a qualitative exploration of oncology staff’s decisions to speak up about safety concerns

Characteristic Count %
Age (median = 35 years, range = 23-62 years)
  20-35 years 18 56
  36-45 years 6 19
  46-65 years 8 25
Female gender 22 69
Profession/function   
  Head nurse 3 9
  Nurse 15 47
  Resident 10 31
  Senior doctor 4 13
Primary workplace   
  Ambulatory oncology unit 17 53
  Ward 15 47
Hospital type   
  Regional 15 47
  University: Adult oncology 11 34
  University: Pediatric oncology 6 19
Months of work experience in oncology (median = 42 months, range = 2-312 months)
  1-18 months (<= 1.5 years) 13 41
  19-83 months (1.5 – 7 years) 8 25
  84 months and more (> = 7 years) 11 34