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Table 4 Professional roles for individuals in interpersonal advice network [N (%), except where noted]

From: Pathways for best practice diffusion: the structure of informal relationships in Canada’s long-term care sector

  NS PE NB MB SK AB BC NT M Total
N individuals in network 135 32 93 181 155 225 300 19 142.50 1140
Senior leadership position in an LTC facility (e.g., director of care)a 81 (60) 18 (56) 58 (62) 113 (62) 90 (58) 125 (56) 160 (53) 7 (37) 81.50 652 (57)
Position in corporate level of an organization providing LTC 10 (7) 2 (6) 3 (3) 9 (5) 1 (1) 29 (13) 19 (6) 0 9.13 73 (6)
Chief executive officer/president/vice president 2 2 2 1 0 8 3 0 2.25 18
Quality improvement/clinical services 3 0 1 2 0 9 3 0 2.25 18
General director/regional leader 5 0 0 6 1 12 13 0 4.63 37
Position in regional health authority or government 12 (9) 7 (22) 5 (5) 34 (19) 43 (28) 43 (19) 54 (18) 5 (26) 25.38 203 (18)
Director, seniors health/continuing care 1 1 0 10 13 31 19 2 9.63 77
Director, education/best practice/ quality improvement 0 2 0 6 3 12 5 1 3.63 29
Manager, case coordination/care coordination/access 5 2 5 2 2 0 10 0 3.25 26
Licensing and review 1 0 0 3 0 0 9 0 1.63 13
Other 5 2 0 13 25 0 11 2 7.25 58
Other position/affiliation 32 (24) 5 (16) 27 (29) 25 (14) 21 (14) 28 (12) 67 (22) 7 (37) 26.50 212 (19)
Therapist, physical/occupational/ recreational 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 1 1.38 11
Mental health clinician, therapist/behavioral 6 0 2 1 0 3 6 2 2.50 20
Educator, best practice/clinical practice 3 0 1 4 4 2 9 0 2.88 23
Specialist, wound care/infection control 1 0 1 3 2 3 10 0 2.50 20
Clinician, physician/pharmacist/nurse 15 2 8 5 4 5 13 2 6.75 54
Other 7 3 12 11 11 12 26 2 10.50 84
  1. NS Nova Scotia, PE Prince Edward Island, NB New Brunswick, MB Manitoba, SK Saskatchewan, AB Alberta, BC British Columbia, NT Northwest Territories, LTC long-term care
  2. aPercentages are provided for the four main categories of professional roles only, and not for the specific job titles