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Table 1 Sample characteristics by professional group in per cent*

From: Frequency of use and knowledge of the WHO-surgical checklist in Swiss hospitals: a cross-sectional online survey

   Doctors Nurses
n = 948 n = 430
Survey language German 71.3 93.3
French 25.7 6.1
Italian 3.0 0.7
Gender Female 22.5 67.2
Male 77.5 32.8
Mean age in years (SD)   51.7 (7.8) 44.4 (9.1)
Education Consultant 100  
Theatre nurses   15.1
Nurses with special education in   
  Anaesthesia nursing   77.2
  Intensive care   1.2
Surgical technicians   6.5
Years of professional experience 0 – 2 years 1.0 3.7
2 – 5 years 0.6 9.8
5 – 10 years 4.3 16.7
10 – 20 years 32.1 30.7
More than 20 years 62.0 39.1
Percentage of time spent in the OR in an average week Less than 10% 9.9 5.1
10–25% 24.0 6.1
26–50% 27.9 17.0
51–75% 21.4 17.4
78–90% 11.8 24.7
91–100% 5.1 29.8
Primary workplace Medical office 11.0 1.4
Medical office and hospital 29.5 0.5
Hospital 59.5 98.1
Type of hospital University hospital 23.2 16.1
Regional hospital with 500+ beds 17.6 18.3
Regional hospital 125–499 beds 35.5 39.6
Regional hospital up to 124 beds 13.7 16.6
Paediatric clinic 0.5 1.4
Other specialty 9.6 8.1
  1. N = 1378.
  2. *Age in years.