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Table 1 Participating hospital and healthcare workers' characteristics

From: Preventing the next 'SARS' - European healthcare workers' attitudes towards monitoring their health for the surveillance of newly emerging infections: qualitative study

Country Focus group session Hospital type and number Staff types Length of employment at hospital (years)
UK Group 1 Urban teaching hospital n = 1 Ward manager 9
    Infection control nurse 12
    Directorate manager 30
    Clinical nurse specialist 6
    Ward manager 20
    Occupational health nurse 12
    Matron 21
  Group 2   Consultant in infectious diseases 3
    A&E nurse 10
    Sister 5
    Registrar 2
    Medical trainee 3
    A & E matron -- *
    Outside contractor/payroll -- *
Greece Group 1 Urban teaching hospital n = 1 Nurse manager 4
    Nurse in infectious diseases 15
    Unit director of A & E 12
    Occupational health practitioner 9
    Professor of medicine -- *
    Nurse -- *
    Nurse -- *
    Nurse in physiology 22
    Director of infectious disease unit 23
    Nurse 10
    Medical practitioner 5
    Infectious disease nurse 2
    Infectious disease physician  
    Infectious disease physician  
    Infectious disease physician  
    Infectious disease nurse -- *
Germany Group 1 Urban hospitals n = 3 Hospital hygienist 2
    Hospital hygienist 3
    Senior physician and hospital hygienist 3
Hungary Group 1 Urban hospitals n = 6 Physician, hospital epidemiologist and head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department 25
    Nurse specialist for infection control 27
    Infection control manager and head of sterilisation unit 5
    Hospital epidemiologist head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department and public health inspector 30
    Hospital epidemiologist and head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department 25
    Medical hospital epidemiologist head of hospital hygiene and epidemiology department 20
  Group 2 Urban Hospital n = 1 Consultant in internal medicine 26
    Registrar for internal medicine 0.75
    Intensive care nurse 15
    Infectious disease nurse 39
    Nurse in neurology department 21
    Nurse in neurology department 9
    Nurse in internal medicine department 14
    Nurse in internal medicine department 6
    Nurse in chronic/long term internal medicine 31
    Nurse in chronic/long term internal medicine 19
  1. *missing data