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Table 1 Composition of participants

From: Effects of procurement practices on quality of medical device or service received: a qualitative study comparing countries

Stakeholder group Mexico Switzer-land Germany UK Other Total
Group 1 (macro level) 9 (38 %) 7 (50 %) 5 (50 %) 4 (40 %) 1 (100 %)a 26 (44 %)
Regulations 2 (22 %) 2 (29 %) 1 (20 %) - - 7 (27 %)
Eligibility 2 (22 %) 2 (29 %) 2 (40 %) - - 7 (27 %)
International expert 2 (22 %) -a -a -a 1 (100 %)a 3 (11 %)
Quality assurance 3 (34 %) 3 (42 %) 2 (40 %) - - 9 (35 %)
Group 2 (meso level) 3 (12 %) 1 (8 %) 1 (10 %) 1 (10 %) - 6 (10 %)
Group 3 (micro level) 8 (33 %) 3 (21 %) 2 (20 %) 2 (20 %) - 15 (26 %)
Group 4 (supplier) 4 (17 %) 3 (21 %) 2 (20 %) 2 (20 %) - 12 (20 %)
Total per country 24 (41 %) 14 (24 %) 10 (17 %) 10 (17 %) 1 (1 %)a 59 (100 %)
  1. a As an international expert for the three European countries under review we selected one stakeholder that is listed in column “Other”