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Table 2 Focus group participant characteristics

From: Making sense of DialysisConnect: a qualitative analysis of stakeholder viewpoints on a web-based information exchange platform to improve care transitions between dialysis clinics and hospitals

Characteristics Hospitalists
(n = 5)
Hospital staff
(n = 9)
Nephrologists
(n = 7)
Dialysis clinic staff
(n = 10)
Age: mean (range) 41 (31–58) 49 (27–65) 49 (39–63) 50.8 (41–60)
Sex (F): count (%) 5 (100%) 9 (100%) 2 (28.5%) 10 (100%)
Ethnicity: count (% not Hispanic) 5 (100%) 9 (100%) 7 (100%) 10 (100%)
Race: count (%)     
 White 2 (40%) 2 (22%) 2 (28.5%) 2 (20%)
 Black 1 (20%) 7 (78%) 2 (28.5%) 8 (80%)
 Other 2 (40%) 3 (42.9%)
Clinical role: count (%)     
 Attending 5 (100%) 4 (57.1%)
 Fellow 3 (42.9%)
 Pharmacist 1 (11%)
 Nurse practitioner 3 (33%) 1 (10%)
 Registered nurse 4 (44%) 2 (20%)
 Social worker 1 (11%) 6 (60%)
 Dietician 1 (10%)
Years of practice: mean (range) 9.2 (5–13) 21 (4–37) 12.4 (1–25) 17.5 (3–31)
Years of treating dialysis patients: mean (range) 10.4 (8–14) 12 (1.5–33) 13.1 (1–30) 8.45 (1.5–18)
Percent of clinical work time: % (range) 74% (50–100%) 87% (40–100%) 81.4% (40–100%) 54.5% (4–100%)
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