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Table 1 Characteristics of family health teams and interview formats

From: Beyond quality improvement: exploring why primary care teams engage in a voluntary audit and feedback program

FHT characteristics
  Total Recruited Not Interviewed Interviewed
Sample Size 118 45 101 171
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Roster Size 20,788 (32,419.3) 19,417 (17,383.3) 20,994 (34,644.8) 19,622 (15,126.5)
SAMI 0.99 (0.1) 0.99 (0.1) 0.99 (0.1) 1.00 (0.1)
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Setting     
 Rural 47 (56) 42 (19) 50 (51) 29 (5)
 Urban 53 (62) 58 (26) 50 (50) 71 (12)
Hosp. Discharge Data 61 (72) 69 (31) 59 (60) 71 (12)
Teaching Status     
 Academic 17 (20) 9 (4) 18 (18) 12 (2)
 Non-Teaching 26 (31) 33 (15) 24 (24) 41 (7)
 Teaching 57 (67) 58 (26) 58 (59) 47 (8)
Interview Formats
  1-on-1% (n) 2-on-1% (n) 3-on-1% (n) Total % (n)
By Practice 66.7 (12) 27.8 (5) 5.6 (1) 100 (18)
Participant Type     
 ED2 71.4 (10) 21.4 (3) 7.1 (1) 100 (14)
 MD3 0.0 (0) 66.7 (2) 33.3 (1) 100 (3)
 QIDSS4 25.0 (1) 50.0 (2) 25.0 (1) 100 (4)
 IHP5 0.0 (0) 100 (1) 0.0 (0) 100 (1)
 Other 33.3 (1) 66.7 (2) 0.0 (0) 100 (3)
 Total 48.0 (12) 40.0 (10) 12.0 (3) 100 (25)
  1. Notes: One interview was held with a QIDSS alone. Given that these staff work with multiple FHTs (in this case 4), these practices were excluded from this summary
  2. ED = Executive Director
  3. MD = Physician Leader at the Family Health Team
  4. QIDSS = Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist
  5. IHP = Interdisciplinary Health Professional (Nurse, Dietician, Social Worker, etc.)
  6. SAMI = Standardized Adjusted Clinical Group Morbidity Index