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Table 2 Numbers of strategies provided in brainstorm phases and structured phase

From: Stakeholders’ contributions to tailored implementation programs: an observational study of group interview methods

   Brainstorm phases Structured phase   
Number of crude and unique strategiesc Crude number of strategies Unique strategies within this group and phase Additional unique strategies suggested in structured phase compared to brainstorm phase per group (% of all unique strategies in structured phase) Total of unique strategies per group per country
Healthcare researchers Germany 38 8 8 7 (88%) 45
Netherlands 20 28 14 12 (86%) 32
Norway 35 - - - 35
Poland 18 17 17 0 (0%) 18
UK 49 16 16 8 (50%) 57
Quality improvement officers Germany 33 5 5 4 (80%) 37
Netherlands 19 27 27 27 (100%) 46
Norway 99 - - - 99
Polanda 21 21 21 0 (0%) 21
UK 22 7 7 7 (100%) 29
Healthcare professionals Germany 21 12 12 12 (100%) 33
Netherlandsb 36 76 55 55 (100%) 91
Norwayb 120 - - - 12
Poland 8 8 8 0 (0%) 8
UKb 81 23 23 23 (100%) 104
Authorities, health insurers, and other purchasers of healthcare Germany 32 9 9 9 (100%) 41
Netherlands 24 35 22 22 (100%) 46
Norway 93 - - - 93
Poland 13 14 13 1 (7%) 14
UK 28 13 13 3 (23%) 31
Patients and relatives of patients Netherlandsb 36 42 37 35 (95%) 71
Norway 35 - - - 35
Total   881 361 307 225 1106
  1. Totals in brainstorm per country: Germany n = 124, Netherlands n = 135, Norway n = 382, Poland n = 60, UK n = 180.
  2. aIndividual interviews; btwo groups interviewed; ccrude items equaled unique items in the phase.