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Table 1 Interviewee characteristics and their examples of unlearning

From: The physician’s experience of changing clinical practice: a struggle to unlearn

Respondent Gender Years post-residency Practice breakdown Unlearning example 1 Unlearning example 2 Unlearning example 3
1 F 13 30% clinical, 40–50% administration, 20–30% teaching Paper records vs electronic health record Lovenox treatment  
2 F 10 50% clinical, 50% administration, teaching Multidrug-resistant strep. aureus (MRSA) treatment Hyperlipidemia treatment  
3 M 3 100% clinical, teaching Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and steroid use Diabetes treatment Septic shock treatment
4 F 20 80–90% clinical, 10–20% administration, teaching Monitoring liver function tests with statin treatment Hyperlipidemia treatment  
5 F 16 50% clinical, 50% administration, teaching Hormone replacement Hyperlipidemia treatment  
6 F 11 50% clinical, 50% administration, teaching Neurologic physical examination Prostate cancer screening Pain medication
7 M 29 100% clinical Prostate cancer screening Medical home model  
8 M 6 50% clinical, 50% administration/teaching TPA protocol for stroke Red blood cell transfusion guidelines  
9 F 20 10–20% clinical, 80–90% administration, teaching Hormone replacement Physical examination  
10 M 3 75% clinical, teaching, 25% administration Hypertension guidelines Paracentesis guidelines  
11 F 9 50% clinical, 50% administration, teaching Pap smear guidelines Breast cancer screening  
12 F 11 60% clinical, 20% teaching, 20% administration, research Breast cancer screening Gynecological physical examination  
13 F 10 450% clinical, 55% research, administration Prostate cancer screening Hyperlipidemia treatment  
14 F 1 100% clinical, teaching Breast cancer screening Prostate cancer screening COPD exacerbation and steroid use
15 M 23 50% clinical, 40% teaching, 10% administration Cardiovascular stress testing Cardiovascular physical examination Prostate cancer screening