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Table 1 Practice profiles of 129 specialist physicians who responded to the survey sent to all members of Quebec associations of infectious diseases and medical microbiologists and of public health and preventive medicine

From: Coordination and resource-related difficulties encountered by Quebec's public health specialists and infectious diseases/medical microbiologists in the management of A (H1N1) - a mixed-method, exploratory survey

  IDMM PHPMS
  All respondents N = 68 Respondents involved in the 2009 pH1N1 N = 62 All respondents N = 61 Respondents involved in the 2009 pH1N1 N = 40
Practice Field     
Infectious Diseases 65 (97.0%) 59 (96.7%) 19 (31.7%) 19 (48.7%)
Other 2 (3.0%) 2 (3.3%) 41 (68.3%) 20 (51.3%)
Practice Setting     
Clinical Setting 49 (72.1%) 47 (75.8%) 1 (1.7%) 1 (2.6%)
Local Health Team 1 (1.5%) 1 (1.6%) 3 (5.0%) 1 (2.6%)
Regional Public Health Team 0 0 45 (75.0%) 34 (87.2%)
Provincial Public Health Team 1 (1.5%) 1 (1.6%) 9 (15.0%) 3 (7.7%)
Other 17 (25.0%) 13 (21.0%) 2 (3.3%) 0
Type of Health Care Region     
Academic 37 (55.2%) 33 (54.1%) 32 (61.5%) 21 (60.0%)
Intermediate 18 (26.7%) 17 (27.9%) 12 (23.1%) 8 (22.9%)
Peripheral 8 (11.9%) 8 (13.1%) 7 (13.5%) 5 (14.3%)
Remote 4 (6.0%) 3 (4.9%) 1 (1.9%) 1 (2.9%)
  1. IDMM: infectious diseases specialist/medical microbiologists; PHPMS: public health and preventive medicine specialists