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Table 2 Nurses' and physicians' characteristics

From: Perception of surgical complications among patients, nurses and physicians: a prospective cross-sectional survey

  Nurses (n = 143)
Gender, male/female (%) 29/114 (20.3%/79.7%)
Years on the job 12 (1-41)
Specialization  
   - abdominal surgery 57 (39.8%)
   - intensive care unit 27 (18.9%)
   - emergency 24 (16.8%)
   - cardiac/vascular 18 (12.6%)
   - others 17 (11.7%)
  Physicians (n = 245)
Gender, male/female (%) 167/78 (68.2%/31.8%)
Years on the job 9 (4-18)
Country  
   - Switzerland 192 (78.4%)
   - Germany 38 (15.5%)
   - Austria 15 (6.1%)
Position  
   - resident 114 (46.5%)
   - chief resident 8 (3.3%)
   - junior attending surgeon 68 (27.8%)
   - senior attending surgeon 27 (11.0%)
   - chief of service 28 (11.4%)
Specialization  
   - general surgery 94 (38.4%)
   - abdominal surgery 79 (32.2%)
   - anesthesia 23 (9.4%)
   - cardiac/vascular 10 (4.1%)
   - others 39 (15.9%)
  1. All results in median and interquartile range (IQR)
  2. Others in nurses = anesthesia, traumatology, thoracic surgery and operating-room nurses
  3. Others in physicians = internal medicine, urology, gynecology, thoracic surgery, traumatology, gastroenterology, orthopedic and pediatric surgery