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Table 2 Healthcare professions identified in the focus group discussion who could theoretically be involved in the response to an MDRO outbreak as described in the scenarioa

From: Collaborative emergency preparedness and response to cross-institutional outbreaks of multidrug-resistant organisms: a scenario-based approach in two regions of the Netherlands

Hospital Regional Public Health Services (GGD) Nursing Home Homecare General Practitioner Medical Microbiological Laboratory National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
1. Institution management 9. Institution management 14. Institution management 18. Institution management 21. General Practitioner 22. Medical microbiologist b 23. RIVM
2. Infection prevention specialist 10. Infection prevention specialist 15. Infection prevention specialist 19. Nurse
3. MD, medical microbiologist 11. MD, infectious disease control specialist 16. MD, Geriatric specialist 20. Communication professional
4. Infectiologist 12. Infectious disease control nurse 17. Communication professional
5. Treating medical specialist 13. Communication professional
6. Department management
7. Outbreak management team
8. Communication professional
  1. aProfessions selected for survey participation are visualised in bold
  2. bIn the survey analysis, the responses of the medical microbiologists from hospital and laboratory settings have been taken together as one group, because the medical microbiologists proved to be regionally organised and not necessarily devoted to one institution