Table 1

Characteristics of interview participants

All participants N=52%Australian participants N=40%
Gender
 Male35692870
 Female17311230
Country/State
 Australia*407840*100
 NZ48
 UK48
 Canada46
Organisation
 Professional college1224820
 Employer15291538
 Regulator1324615
 Medical Defense Organisation48410
 Other†816717
Role (primary)
 Surgeon21411640
 Doctor18351230
 Administrator12221127
 Lawyer1213
Sector
 Private46410
 Public20391435
 Both24472255
 Not applicable46
Data source
 Face to face interview44843690
 Telephone/Skype410410
 Written response46
  • *Australianparticipants came from 7 of the 8 States and Territories in Australia (allexcept Northern Territory)

  • †Senior surgeons withgovernance expertise, membership organisations, specialist surgical groups