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Table 1 Characteristics of survey participants

From: Determinants of successful guideline implementation: a national cross-sectional survey

Characteristic Category n (%)
Region The East 710 (41.0%)
The Middle 361 (20.8%)
The West 384 (22.2%)
The Northeast 277 (16.0%)
Grade of hospitals Tertiary hospital 498 (28.8%)
  Secondary hospital 1234 (71.2%)
Professional practice area Oncology (including hemolymph neoplasm) 93 (5.7%)
  Stomatology/ophthalmology/otorhinolaryngology 85 (5.2%)
  Medicine 360 (22.0%)
  Surgery 256 (15.7)
  ICU or emergency 62 (3.8%)
  Anesthesia 72 (4.4%)
  Gynaecology/obstetrics 39 (2.4%)
  Traditional Chinese medicine 95 (5.8%)
  Pediatrics 108 (6.6%)
  Clinical pharmacy 157 (9.6%)
  Radiography or medical imaging 81 (5.0%)
  General practice or comprehensive health care 145 (8.9%)
  Nursing 83 (5.1%)
Years of practice   15.0 ± 10.3
Education background PHD’s 180 (10.6%)
  Master’s 419 (24.7%)
  Bachelor’s 893 (52.5%)
  Junior college 208 (12.2%)
Professional title Chief physician or professor of medicine 264 (16.5%)
  Associate senior doctor or associate chief physician or associate professor 369 (23.1%)
  Intermediate 526 (32.9%)
  Primary 440 (27.5%)
Have you ever received any EBM or related education in college Yes 894 (54.3%)
No 754 (45.8%)
Have you ever received any EBM or related education in work unit Yes 1210 (73.1%)
No 445 (26.9%)
Do you think high-quality guidelines provide basic guidance for clinical practice Yes 1672 (97.4%)
No 44 (2.6%)
Willing to acquire and study high quality guideline Yes 1687 (98.2%)
No 31 (1.8%)
Self-reported guideline adherence Seldom 50 (2.9%)
Sometimes 339 (19.9%)
Frequently 1127 (66.2%)
Very frequently 186 (10.9%)
Kind of guidelines used Foreign guideline 199 (12.2%)
Translated version from foreign guideline 425 (26.0%)
Chinese version 1009 (61.8%)
Have you ever participated in the development of guidelines Yes 251 (14.7%)
No 1458 (85.3%)
If so, what role of participating in guideline development Chairman 12 (11.0%)
Final reviewer 33 (30.3%)
Developer 36 (33.0%)
Other 28 (25.7%)
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