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Table 6 Summary of secondary care and national network responses to sociometric instrument

From: Is the involvement of opinion leaders in the implementation of research findings a feasible strategy?

Survey sample Number of SOLs identified Instrument respondent coverage Maximum individual SOL coverage Population respondent coverage Comments
Generic Surgeons      
DGH1 1 50% 50% 17.1% Single SOL identified
DGH2 0 0% 0% 0% No SOLs identified
TH 1 27.2% 27.2% 8.6% Single SOL identified
Physicians      
DGH1 3 26.3% 21.1% 15.2% Simple network
DGH2 0 0% 0% 0% No SOLs identified
TH 2 12.9% 6.5% 3.4% Simple network
Nurses      
DGH1 2 14.8% 7.4% 3.4% Simple network, within ward nominations
DGH2 11 57.8% 15.6% 26.3% Simple network, mainly within ward nominations
TH 6 33.3% 33.3% 10.2% Simple network, within ward nominations
Condition-specific Surgeons      
DGH1 1 87.5% 87.5% 17.1% Single SOL identified
DGH2 0 0% 0% 0% No SOL identified
TH 2 50% 37.5% 11.4% Simple network
Physicians      
DGH1 1 12.5% 12.5% 6.1% Single SOL identified
DGH2 0 0% 0% 0% No SOL identified
TH 7 47.8% 21.7% 9.2% Simple network
Surgical nurses      
DGH1 1 33.3% 33.3% 4.9% Single SOL identified
DGH2 10 62.5% 25.0% 27.7% Complex network, mainly within ward nominations
TH 6 85.7% 35.7% 13.5% Complex network, within ward nominations and across ward nominations for specialist nurse teams
Medical nurses      
DGH1 1 11.1% 11.1% 2.6% Single SOL identified
DGH2 2 50.0% 42.9% 15.2% Simple network
TH 4 46.4% 28.6% 22.4% Simple network, within and across ward nominations for specialist nurse teams
Generic      
Obstetrics and gynaecology 20 46.2% 7.7% 23.8% Complex network within and across centres
Oncology 4 34.5% 13.8% 22.2% Limited across centre network
Condition-specific      
Obstetrics and gynaecology 14 48.2% 17.3% 25.9% Complex within and across centre network
Oncology 9 53.6% 17.9% 33.3% Mainly within centre networks