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Table 1 Characteristics of focus group participants

From: Image and perception of physicians as barriers to inter-disciplinary cooperation? – the example of German occupational health physicians in the rehabilitation process: a qualitative study

Physicians Primary Care Physicians Occupational Physicians Rehabilitation Physicians Patients
Participants n = 22 n = 9 n = 12 n = 15 Participants
Age Average [Median/(Range)] 57 / (40–67) Years 55 / (45–65) Years 48 / (34–58) Years 53 / (22–63) Years Age [Median / (Range)]
Sex: nbr. Female n = 9 n = 5 n = 6 n = 8 Sex: nbr- fem.
Work experience as physician 27 / (13–40) Years 29 / (12–39) Years 13 / (6–30) Years One: n = 4 Two: n = 1 Three: n = 1 Previous rehabilitation therapies
Work experience in specialization [Median/(Range)] 21 / (7–33) Years 20 / (1–32) Years 11 / (3–31) Years
Type of employment Solo practice: n = 13 Group practice: n = 9 Employed at enterprise n = 1 Employed in occupational health service: n = 4 Freelance: n = 4 all employed at the rehabilitation clinics 21 days: n = 4 28 days: n = 3 35 days: n = 5 > 35 days: n = 3 Planned duration of rehabilitation (days)
Practice site Urban: n = 2 Rural: n = 10 Mixed: n = 10 Urban: n = 5 Rural: n = 0 Mixed: n = 4 N.A. Mental health n = 5 Musculoskeletal n = 5 Reason for rehabilitation
Practice size (patients per 3 months) < 700: n = 2 700–1400: n = 14 > 1400: n = 5 Responsible for SME: n = 8 N.A. Office work: n = 5 Industrial production: n = 3 Occupation
Rehabilitation applications [Median/(Range)] 35 / (5–50) per Year N.A. N.A. Construction work: n = 1 Logistic sector: n = 1 Nursing care: n = 2 Pedagogue: n = 1 Cleaner: n = 1
Small or medium enterprises: n = 7 Type of employer
Business has OP: n = 8 Patient knows OP: n = 7 Relationship to OP (responses by patients)
Setting of data collection Meeting room in University Hospital Tübingen or in our institute in Tübingen Meeting room in our institute in Tübingen & Conference room in Stuttgart Meeting room in rehabilitation clinics Meeting room in rehabilitation clinics Setting of data collection
  1. This table displays the characteristics of the focus group participants. The left side of the table displays the characteristics of the medical stakeholders (PCPs, OPs, RPs). The right side displays the characteristics of the patients